Thursday, 12 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Michigan–Michigan State, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on American Literature to 1800
Presiding: Kathleen Donegan, Univ. of California, Berkeley
1. "'What I Did Not Propose to Dwell Upon': The Discourse of Religious and Scientific Inquiry and Cotton Mather's The Thankful Christian," Jennifer H. Schell, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks
2. "Wondrous Cases: Radical Protestantism and Empirical Science in Hans Sloane's Narratives of Disease," William Ryan, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
3. "Agency in Eighteenth-Century Extinction Narratives," Timothy Sweet, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown
Responding: Jonathan Beecher Field, Clemson Univ.
American Literature – Before 1900