Saturday, 30 December
702. Midwestern Writers Engaging History and Politics
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 303, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Presiding: David D. Anderson, Michigan State Univ.
1. “History Lessons in Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon,” Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio Univ., Athens
2. “‘The Whole Damn Bunch’: Attraction and Revulsion in The Emperor Jones and The Great Gatsby,” John Rohrkemper, Elizabethtown Coll.
3. “Sinclair Lewis: Rejecting the Pulitzer, Accepting the Nobel,” Jayne E. Waterman, Bexley, OH