Howells Society Panels at ALA 2017 (Boston)

Thursday, May 25

Session 1-J 9:00-10:20

On the Neglected Works of William Dean Howells (Helilcon, 7th Floor)

Organized by the William Dean Howells Society

Chair: Andrew Ball, Lindenwood University

1. “Howells’s Critical Poetic Engagement with Race and Lynching,” Patricia Chaudron, University at Buffalo

2. “‘The slow martyrdom of her sickness malady’: William Dean Howells’ ‘Sketch of Winnie’s Life’,” Lindsey Grubbs, Emory University

3. “Howells’s The Whole Family: A Collaborative Failure?,” Gregory J. Stratman, American Public University

Session 2-F, 10:30-11:50

Howells on Race and Class in the Gilded Age (Essex North Center, 3rd Floor)

Organized by the William Dean Howells Society

Chair: Andrew Ball, Lindenwood University

1. “A Farce and Failure of a Novel: Farcical Realism in William Dean Howells’s An Imperative Duty,” Lisa McGunigal, The Pennsylvania State University

2. “An Imperative Duty and the Idea of Race in the Late 19th Century,” Naoko Sugiyama, Japan Women’s University

3. “Marble Halls and Tenement Houses: Proxemics between the Middle Class and Working Class During the Gilded Age,” Kirsten Clemens, Appalachian State University

4. “An Innocent Abroad: Mr. Homos, the Altrurian Traveler,” M.M. Dawley, Boston University

Session 3-L 12:00 – 1:20 pm

Business Meeting: William Dean Howells Society (Essex Center, 3rd Floor)

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