Saturday, 08 January
625. Philip Roth and Celebrity
5:15–6:30 p.m., Platinum Salon I, J. W. Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Aimee Lynn Pozorski, Central Connecticut State Univ.
1. “Paying Attention to the Man behind the Curtain: Philip Roth and the Dynamics of Written and Unwritten Celebrity,” Derek Parker Royal, Western Illinois Univ.
2. “‘The Stars Are Indispensible’: Celebrity, Trauma, and Patriotism in I Married a Communist and Plot against America,” Aimee Lynn Pozorski
3. “‘Into Thin Air’: Celebrity Selfhood in I Married a Communist, Exit Ghost, and The Humbling,” Debra B. Shostak, Coll. of Wooster
Respondent: James David Bloom, Muhlenberg Coll.
For abstracts, visit http://rothsociety.org after 1 Jan.