Wednesday, 29 December
353. Latent Destinies: Suppressed Empires and Oppositional States in Nineteenth-Century North American Literature
8:30–9:45 a.m., 407, Philadelphia Marriott
A special session
Session leader: Stephanie LeMenager, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
1. “‘Indian Nullification’: William Apess and Mashpee Statehood,” Bethany Schneider, Bryn Mawr Coll.
2. “Mi linda tierra: Early Mexican American Literature and the Politics of Lost Space,” José F. Aranda, Rice Univ.
3. “Destiny, Like It or Not: ‘Heaven’ and the Discomforts of American Exceptionalism,” Stephanie LeMenager
Respondent: Timothy Robert Sweet, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown