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661. United States Culture in the Age of Experts

Sunday, 6 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Independence West, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Division on Literature and Science and the American Literature Section

Presiding: Timothy Melley, Miami Univ., Oxford

1. "Strategic Irrationalism: Psychological Warfare, Public Relations, and the Cold War Public Sphere," Timothy Melley

2. "The Pathology of Extremism: Brainwashing, Cults, and the Story of Patty Hearst," Scott Selisker, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

3. "In Search of 'Humanness': The Human Document Just after World War II," Rebecca Lemov, Harvard Univ.

Responding: Priscilla B. Wald, Duke Univ.

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

  • American Literature – General

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