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Sunday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 10B, ACC

Pox Americana: The Past, Present, and Future of Epidemic Illness in American Literature

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A special session. Presiding: Rachel Conrad Bracken, Rice Univ.

1. “1721, the Year of Living Epidemically: Circumatlantic Transmission in Defoe, Mather, and Byrd,” Thomas Lawrence Long, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

2. “Therapeutic Citizenship in the Early American Pestilent Imaginary,” Kelly Bezio, Texas A&M Univ., Corpus Christi

3. “Caregiving and the Ethics of Citizenship,” Cristobal S. Silva, Columbia Univ.

4. “Influenza and Epidemic Temporality in Katherine Anne Porter’s Pale Horse, Pale Rider,” Rachel Conrad Bracken

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