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Friday, 29 December

583. Specula: Astronomy and Literature in Nineteenth-Century America

7:15–8:30 p.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Anna Henchman, Harvard Soc. of Fellows

1. “Edgar Allan Poe’s Astronomical Vision,” Laura Ruth Saltz, Colby Coll.

2. “Why Ask for the Moon? Astronomer as New Feminist in Augusta Evans’s Macaria,” Augusta Rohrbach, Washington State Univ., Pullman

3. “After the Pleasure Party: Melville’s Uranian Inversions,” Renée Louise Bergland, Simmons Coll.

Respondent: Anna Henchman

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