2013 ALA panels announced

A big round of thanks to Peter J. Bailey, who put together the Society’s panels for the 2013 American Literature Association conference at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, Mass., May 23-26, and thanks to those who responded to the call for papers and moderators.

Panel One: Domestic Terror/Domestic Restoration

Chair:  Sylvie Mathé, Aix-Marseille University

  • “John Updike’s Patriotism in Terrorist: The Power of the “Novel” in the Twenty-First Century,” Takashi Nakatani, Yokohama City University
  • “Updike’s Terrorist: Rewriting the Domestic Myth,” Judie Newman, University of Nottingham
  • “Putting John Updike in the Updike Childhood Home,” Maria L. Mogford, Albright College

Panel Two: Epochs of Updike

Chair: Judie Newman, University of Nottingham

  • “The Poorhouse Fair: The Liberal State and Its Discontents,” Yoav Fromer, New School for Social Research
  • “Linking Couples and 50 Shades of Grey: The Times Are Only Sort of A-Changin,’” Josh Zajdman, independent scholar
  • “Updike’s Late Stories: The Art of Mourning,” Peter J. Bailey, St. Lawrence University
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