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Sunday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 311, JW Marriott

Literary Tourism and Its Publics: Some Guides from Medieval Time Travel

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A special session. Presiding: Laurie Anne Finke, Kenyon Coll.

Speakers: Susan Aronstein, Univ. of Wyoming; Laurie Anne Finke; Kathleen Coyne Kelly, Northeastern Univ.; Mary K. Ramsey, Eastern Michigan Univ.; Martin B. Shichtman, Eastern Michigan Univ.

Focusing on the public’s interactions with the material remnants of the Middle Ages, participants investigate the ways in which histories and narratives constructed by literature frame the public’s desire for heritage tourism’s many pasts, as well as the ways in which the public’s interactions with heritage sites influence the production of new literatures.

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