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579. Beyond Recovery: Rethinking American Literary History

Saturday, 11 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Chicago C, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the American Literature Section

Presiding: Andrea N. Williams, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

Speakers: Maria Guilia Fabi, Univ. of Ferrara; Barbara McCaskill, Univ. of Georgia; Shirley Moody-Turner, Penn State Univ., University Park; Xiomara A. Santamarina, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Richard Alan Yarborough, Univ. of California, Los Angeles

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Session Description:

What happens after texts are recovered? Once archival recovery expands the number of texts available to readers, most literary histories still reflect only a select canon. This roundtable invigorates conversations about seeing the nineteenth century as a new century by reprinting “new” works and by disrupting the idea of “literature.”


  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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