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Friday, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 18A, ACC

The Profane West

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Program arranged by the Western Literature Association. Presiding: Kerry Fine, Texas Tech Univ.

Speakers: Linda S. Garber, Santa Clara Univ.; Carrie Johnston, Bucknell Univ.; Jana Koehler, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque; Luke Morgan, Texas Tech Univ.; Sarah Ropp, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Michael A. Smith, Duquesne Univ.

Approaching profane as that which is underrepresented, undervalued, censored; as the necessary other side to sacred, as that which helps define sacred but undoes it, too; challenging rote and accepted ways of thinking about, defining, celebrating the West; this roundtable presents literatures of the North American West in nontraditional ways.

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