Friday, 30 December
754. Political Hawthorne
1:45–3:00 p.m., Virginia Suite A, Marriott
Program arranged by the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
Presiding: Samuel Chase Coale V, Wheaton Coll., MA
1. “Native Hawthorne: A Reappraisal, from the Margins, of Hawthorne’s Ambivalence toward Indigenous Americans,” David Ball, Princeton Univ.
2. “Political Hawthorne: About War Matters and Power Politics,” Michelle S. Pacht, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York
3. “The Hidden Politics of ‘Chiefly about War Matters,’” Richard H. Millington, Smith Coll.
4. “Nathaniel Hawthorne and the ‘Disturbing Influence’ of the Civil War,” Cynthia June Wachtell, Stern Coll. for Women
Respondent: Larry J. Reynolds, Texas A&M Univ., College Station