Friday, 28 December
193. The Matter of Things in Early American Writing
10:15–11:30 a.m., New Orleans, Hyatt Regency
Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800
Presiding: Martin C. Brückner, Univ. of Delaware, Newark
1. “Chaos Theory: Objects and Social (Dis)Order in Early American Texts,” Mary McAleer Balkun, Seton Hall Univ.
2. “Republican Interiors and Interiority,” Edward C. Cahill, Fordham Univ., Bronx
3. “Gift Objects: Diplomatic Emblems, Diplomatic Presents,” Martha Elena Rojas, Univ. of Rhode Island