Saturday, 27 December
58. Midwest Writers and Western Spaces
5:15–6:30 p.m., Union Square 11, Hilton
Program arranged by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
Presiding: Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio Univ., Athens
1. “Western Violence and the Making of Ohio in William Dean Howells’s The Kentons,” Sarah Kennedy, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
2. “Nelson Algren’s Hard Times in Texas,” James Alfred Lewin, Shepherd Coll.
3. “The West Coast Writer as European Midwesterner: The Fiction of Diane Johnson,” Carolyn A. Durham, Coll. of Wooster
Respondent: David D. Anderson, Michigan State Univ.