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Sunday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 308, JW Marriott

Subject(s) Matter: Genealogies of Sympathy in Texts

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Program arranged by the Graduate Student Caucus. Presiding: Alexandrine Mailhe, Univ. of California, Davis

1. “Shoes: Shaping of Sympathy in Louise Erdrich’s Tracks and The Round House,” Corinne Bancroft, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

2. “Visiting Otherness: Vicarious Travel and Empathetic Engagement in Tropic of Orange and Open City,” Lee Olsen, Univ. of Nevada, Reno

3. “‘Sin bien ni bienes’ (‘Without Wellness nor Belongings’): The Absence of Sympathy and Human Devaluation in Rosas de Oquendo,” Dexter Zavalza Hough-Snee, Univ. of California, Berkeley

4. “Sympathy for the Rebel: Identificatory Strategies and Mediating Subjectivities in Frederick Douglass’s The Heroic Slave,” Sean Gerrity, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

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