Off-site Cash Bar for American Literature Society
Friday, 6 January, 6-8 p.m.
1700 Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Attendees will cover the costs of their own food and drink.
453. Recovery Work: Digital Approaches to the Archive
Saturday, 7 January, 8:30-9:45 a.m.
112B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Program arranged by the forum TM Bibliography and Scholarly Editing and the American Literature Society
Presiding: Anna Mae Duane, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs
Speakers: Sigrid Anderson Cordell, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Jim Casey, Univ. of Delaware, Newark; Melissa Dinsman, York Coll., City Univ. of New York; Amy Earhart, Texas A&M Univ., College Station; P. Gabrielle Foreman, Univ. of Delaware, Newark; Jessica Gordon-Burroughs, Hamilton Coll.; Carrie Johnston, Wake Forest Univ.; Elizabeth Rodrigues, Grinnell Coll.
503. Alternative Historicisms
Saturday, 7 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m.
111B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Presiding: Anna Brickhouse, Univ. of Virginia
- “Historical Emends,”Marion Leeson Rust, Univ. of Kentucky
- “Absent-Minded Historicism,”Elizabeth A. Fenton, Univ. of Vermont;Valerie Rohy, Univ. of Vermont
- “Historicizing Disaster,”Michael A. Elliott, Emory Univ.
677. MLA Awards Ceremony
(including presentation of American Literature Society’s Hubbell Medal for Lifetime Achievement to José David Saldívar)
Saturday, 7 January, 8:15 p.m.
Liberty Ballroom ABC, Philadelphia Marriott
Presiding: Kwame Anthony Appiah, New York Univ., MLA President
683. Settler Colonialism and American Literary History
Sunday, 8 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m.
202B, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Presiding: Hsuan L. Hsu, Univ. of California, Davis
- “Between Two Ghost Dances: Sarah Winnemucca’s Narrative and the Limits of the Event in Literary History,”Mark Rifkin, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro
- “Playing Stories: Settler Colonialism as Ludonarrative Dissonance,”Jodi A. Byrd, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana
- “The Liberal, the Anarchist, and the Frontiersman: Dissent and the Settler Colonial Imaginary in United States Literature,”Alex Young, Amherst Coll.