Thursday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Independence East, Sheraton
Program arranged by the John Clare Society of North America
Presiding: Samantha Celeste Harvey, Boise State Univ.
1. "From Wild Badgers to Human Beasts: John Clare and the Question of Nonhuman Nature," Ashton Nichols, Dickinson Coll.
2. "Can the Subaltern Soil Speak? Should English Trees Have Standing? John Clare and Swordy Well," Judith Abrams Plotz, George Washington Univ.
3. "John Clare, Ecological Abstraction, and the Abstraction of the Self," Scott Hess, Earlham Coll.
British Literature – Nineteenth Century