Thursday, 5 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Back Bay A, Sheraton
A special session
Presiding: Elizabeth Renker, Ohio State Univ., Columbus
Speakers: Dale Marie Bauer, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; Lawrence I. Buell, Harvard Univ.; Karin LaGrand Hooks, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Robert S. Levine, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Elizabeth Renker
This roundtable will discuss particular “fault lines” in standard narratives of American literary history, including how we understand the political culture of the 1820s and 1830s; women novelists writing in the second half of the nineteenth century; literary historians from the 1890s; postbellum American poetry; and the current state of the disciplinary field vision.
Genre, Theory, Method – Literary History
American Literature – General
American Literature – Before 1900