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619. New Perspectives on Scandal and Early United States Literature

Saturday, 11 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Michigan–Michigan State, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800

Presiding: Sean X. Goudie, Penn State Univ., University Park

1. "Resisting Scandal: Fictionality and Publicity in Early American Literature," Thomas Koenigs, Yale Univ.

2. "Speculation, Seduction, and the Novel: The Scandalous Case of The Coquette," Andrew Kopec, Ohio State Univ., Columbus

3. "Imprisonment as Profit: Capturing Dehumanization in Early American Penal and Corporate Structures," Karen Rosenthall, Rice Univ.

4. "Cooper's Last Stand: Three Mile Point, Minor Scandal, and Literary Reputation," Sarah Salter, Penn State Univ., University Park


  • American Literature – Before 1900

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