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588. Nineteenth-Century American Sentiment, Radical or Otherwise

Saturday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 307, WSCC

A special session

Presiding: Cindy Weinstein, California Inst. of Tech.

1. "'Can Fear of Fire Make Me Love?': Nineteenth-Century Apocalyptic Sentimentalism," Kevin Pelletier, Univ. of Richmond

2. "'Every Woman . . . Should Raise Her Voice': Rethinking White Women's Activism in William Wells Brown's Clotel," Leslie Petty, Rhodes Coll.

3. "Deemphasizing Sentimentality in Nineteenth-Century American Culture," April Davidauskis, Univ. of Southern California

Responding: Richard A. Garner, Univ. at Buffalo, State Univ. of New York

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • American Literature – Before 1900

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