Sunday, 09 January
770. Varieties of (Alternative) Religious Experience
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Platinum Salon H, J. W. Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century American Literature
Presiding: Stephanie Foote, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
1. “‘An Inflated Little Figure’: The Uncanny Politics of Spiritualism in Henry James,” Lindsay Reckson, Princeton Univ.
2. “The Potential of Ecstasy: Race, Pentecostalism, and Psychology at the Turn of the Century,” Rebekah Trollinger, Indiana Univ., Bloomington
3. “‘It Might Be the Death of You’: Chesnutt’s Conjure and Hurston’s Voodoo,” Matthew A. Taylor, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill