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Wednesday, 30 December

651. Politics Makes American Literature: Confronting Issues

10:15–11:30 a.m., 307, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the American Literature Section

Presiding: Joycelyn K. Moody, Univ. of Texas, San Antonio

1. “The Trail of Tears: Indian Removal and Political Activism in Child, Fuller, and Sigourney,” Elizabeth Petrino, Fairfield Univ.

2. “Freedom Bound: Cuba in the Imperial Imaginary,” Rick Rodriguez, Loyola Univ., Chicago

3. “Secret Undergrounds: Black and White Responses to Racial Violence in Sutton Griggs and Thomas Dixon, Jr.,” Jeff Smith, Univ. of Southern California

4. “Communities behind Bars: The United States Carceral State and Radical Black Autobiography,” Jason Stupp, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown

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