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Friday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 9B, ACC

Literary Disaster Studies in Twentieth-Century American Literature

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A special session. Presiding: Gavin Jones, Stanford Univ.

1. “Rising from the Ashes? Richard Wright’s Contra-narrative of Disaster Relief in the 1927 Flood,” Alexandra Rahr, Univ. of Toronto

2. “‘Leading a Parade of Hurts’: The Grapes of Wrath and the Depression’s Disasters,” Joshua Mann, Stanford Univ.

3. “Disasters of the Future: Documentation and Speculation in the Anthropocene,” Rebecca Evans, Duke Univ.

Respondent: Gavin Jones

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