Wednesday, 29 December
587. Modernist Versions of Pastoral: The “Degenerate” Farmer and Social Transformations of American Agriculture
7:15–8:30 p.m., 405, Philadelphia Marriott
A special session
Session leader: Timothy George Gray, Coll. of Staten Island, City Univ. of New York
1. “Poetic Inspiration and Scientific Expertise: Robert Frost, the Modernization of Farming, and the Rural Mind,” Maria Farland, Fordham Univ., Bronx
2. “God’s Green Acre: Dorothy Day’s Agronomic University,” Timothy George Gray
3. “‘A Return to Romantic Nature?’: Pastoral and Gertrude Stein’s ‘Lucy Church Amiably,’” Ann-Marie Mikkelsen, Harvard Univ.
Respondent: Terence Elliott Diggory, Skidmore Coll.