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546. Taste, Touch, Hear: Race, Science, and the Senses in the Nineteenth Century

Saturday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Beacon A, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Kyla Wazana Tompkins, Pomona Coll.

1. "An Echo across Centuries: Joice Heth's Sonic of Dissent," Uri McMillan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

2. "Touching Time: Frances E. W. Harper's Evolutionary Aesthetics," Kyla Schuller, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

3. "Lifestyle Eugenics: Joel Chandler Harris and the Birth of Victim Citizenship," Kyla Wazana Tompkins


  • American Literature – Before 1900

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