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563. The Predicament of Success: Recent Literary Representations by and of "the New Elite"

Saturday, 7 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 619, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Andrew Hoberek, Univ. of Missouri, Columbia

1. "'The Next Greatest Generation': Colson Whitehead, Michael Thomas, and the Postracial 'Dream Deferred,'" Monica L. Miller, Barnard Coll.

2. "The Lost Manuscript: Asian American Literature and Changing Expectations," Min Hyoung Song, Boston Coll.

3. "The Last (White) Man: Jonathan Franzen's Freedom and the Role of the White Liberal Male," Kathryn Knapp, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Cultural Studies, Folklore, and Popular Culture

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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