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Thursday, 3:30–4:45 p.m., 9B, ACC

Bootstrapping Broads: On the Work of Writing Labor

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A special session. Presiding: Xiomara Santamarina, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Speakers: Jane Greenway Carr, New America; Laura Fisher, Ryerson Polytechnic Univ.; Lori A. Merish, Georgetown Univ.; Gretchen Murphy, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Marion Leeson Rust, Univ. of Kentucky; Kaye Wierzbicki, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Because much of the vibrant scholarship that examines women’s labor in the long nineteenth century occurs within the discipline of history, we imagine our roundtable as a provocation to the discipline of American literary studies to take more seriously the connections between social forms and genres of work and literary genres.

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