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Tuesday, 29 December

516. Politics Makes American Literature: Crossing National Boundaries

3:30–4:45 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon I, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the American Literature Section

Presiding: Sarah R. Robbins, Texas Christian Univ.

1. “Can a Poem Influence Foreign Policy? Kipling’s ‘The White Man’s Burden’ and the Debate over Annexation of the Philippines, 1899,” Susan K. Harris, Univ. of Kansas

2. “Cafe Spies and Afro-Counterfiles: The Cold War Comes to Paris Noir,” William J. Maxwell, Washington Univ.

3. “The Politics of United States Border Literatures,” Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Arizona State Univ.

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