Announcing the FNS Panel for 2016 ALA

The Frank Norris Society is excited to announce its 2016 panel for the American Literature Association’s 27th Annual Conference, which will be held May 26-29 in San Francisco, CA.

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Panel Title: Frank Norris and American Literary Naturalism

Organized by the Frank Norris Society

Chair: Eric Carl Link, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

1. “’It Faces Every Child of Man’: Readers, Imagined Violence, and Culpability in American Literary Naturalism,” Adam Wood, Salisbury University

2. “’Erotic Economy’: Domesticity, Desire, and the Women of McTeague,” Nicole de Fee, Louisiana Tech University

3. “Foodways & Nation-Building: The Domestic Decline of The Octopus,” Lauren Navarro, LaGuardia Community College

4. “Frank Norris and the Legacy of Higher Biblical Criticism,” Steven Bembridge, University of East Anglia