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749. Vulnerable Bodies: Medicine, Race, and Gender in Twentieth-Century American and African American Literature

Sunday, 12 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Illinois, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Rebecka Rutledge Fisher, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1. "Race, Gender, and the Medical Underpinnings of W. E. B. Du Bois's Double Consciousness," Kym Weed, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

2. "Not in the Mood: Harlem Women's Contagious Disorderly Moodiness," Stephen P. Knadler, Spelman Coll.

3. "Sapphira's Sentimental Bodies," Jean Franzino, Univ. of Virginia


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

  • American Literature – General

  • American Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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