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Friday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 10A, ACC

Hawthorne and Milton: Remapping Intertextuality

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Program arranged by the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society and the Milton Society of America. Presiding: Ann Baynes Coiro, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

Speakers: David Greven, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia; James Hussey, Trinity Coll. Dublin; Christine Payson, Tufts Univ.; Reginald A. Wilburn, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham

Respondent: Dayton Haskin, Boston Coll.

Revisiting Hawthorne’s reception of Milton, we hope to expand the concept of influence, questioning essentialist and classist biases about Milton’s work and the assumed heirs of canonical literature in America. Presentations cover topics including religious terror, divorce, the female gaze, and African American drama.

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