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Saturday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 14, ACC

Afterlives of Nineteenth-Century American Racism

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Program arranged by the forum LLC 19th-Century American. Presiding: Dana Luciano, Georgetown Univ.

Speakers: Marlene Daut, Claremont Graduate Univ.; Gordon Fraser, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs; Kirsten Silva Gruesz, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; Autumn Womack, Univ. of Pittsburgh; Christine Yao, Cornell Univ.

Panelists address the relation between literary and cultural analysis and antiracist struggle. What happens when we shift our scholarly focus from “race” to racism? What new theories, methods, and archives might help us think most productively about nineteenth-century racism, and what bearing might this work have on current conflicts?

For abstracts, visit https://commons.mla.org/groups/nineteenth-century-american-literature/ after 30 Dec.

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