Thursday, 29 December
515. Popular Modernism
3:30–4:45 p.m., Hoover, Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Karen Leick, Ohio State Univ., Lima
1. “Modernism Takes a Beating: The Thriller and the Limits of Modernist Formalism,” Rebecca H. Wingfield, Harvard Univ.
2. “State Modernism: Literature and the Popular in the Federal Writers’ Project,” Meg Wesling, Univ. of California, San Diego
3. “‘A Bit on the Raw Side’: The Popular Version of Wright’s Native Son,” John Kevin Young, Marshall Univ.
4. “Conrad’s Secret Advertising Agency,” David Faulkner, State Univ. of New York, Cortland