Wednesday, 30 December
725. Midwestern Literature: Explorations of Nature and the Natural
1:45–3:00 p.m., 409, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Presiding: Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio Univ., Athens
1. “Hamlin Garland and the Landscapes of American Populism,” Jonathan Berliner, Univ. of Southern California
2. “Familiar with Walden: Gene Stratton-Porter’s Plunge into Indiana’s Swamps,” Carol Elizabeth Dietrich, DeVry Univ., OH
3. “Ecology and National Identity in Lockridge’s Raintree County,” Frederick Oswin Waage, East Tennessee State Univ.
4. “James Wright, Franz Wright, and the Blessing of Compost,” Beverly J. Hogue, Marietta Coll.
Respondent: Melody M. Zajdel, Montana State Univ., Bozeman