Friday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 8A, ACC
Before the Declaration: Happiness in Early America
Program arranged by the forum LLC Early American. Presiding: Patrick Michael Erben, State Univ. of West Georgia
1. “Laughter in the Church: Benjamin Colman’s The Government and Improvement of Mirth according to the Laws of Christianity (1707),” Michael Schuldiner, Univ. of Akron
2. “‘You Have Nothing to Do but Be Happy’: Zinzendorf and Spiritual Bliss in Early America,” Craig Atwood, Moravian Coll.
3. “Transporting Happiness: Captive Affect in the Mid-Century Transatlantic,” Laura E. McGrane, Haverford Coll.