Friday, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 10B, ACC
On Joan Didion: Essayist, Journalist, Memoirist, Novelist
A special session. Presiding: Daniel W. Worden, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque
Speakers: Leigh Gilmore, Brown Univ.; Franny Nudelman, Carleton Univ.; Casey Shoop, Univ. of Oregon; Karen F. Steigman, Otterbein Univ.; Alex Young, Univ. of Southern California
Exploring the aesthetics and politics of Joan Didion’s writings, scholars of autobiography, literary journalism, documentary, the postmodern novel, Western American literature, and the counterculture help bring more critical and scholarly attention to Didion, one of the most influential writers of our time.