Announcing the Frank Norris Society Panels for ALA 2017

The Frank Norris Society is happy to announce the two panels it will be sponsoring at this year’s American Literature Association’s 28th Annual Conference in Boston, which will be held May 25th to the 28th.

Frank Norris and Popular Representation

  • Chair: Eric Carl Link, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
  1. “Contingency, Contagion, and Pleasure in the Food Economies of The Pit and The Jungle,” Justin Rogers-Cooper, LaGuardia Community College
  2. “Temperance, Slovenliness, and the Domestic Food Economies of McTeague,” Lauren Navarro, LaGuardia Community College
  3. “Norris, Naturalism, and Sport,” Cara Erdheim Kilgallen, Sacred Heart University
  4. “Norris’s Domestic Discomfort in Vandover and the Brute,” Nicole de Fee, Louisiana Tech University

American Literary Naturalism: New Scholarship

  • Chair: Steve Frye, California State University Bakersfield
  1. “A Cat and Mr. Corkle: Frank Norris and the Narration of Species Difference,” Victoria Googasian, Stanford University
  2. “‘A Significance That No Words Could Attain’: Frank Norris’s ‘A Memorandum of Sudden Death’ and the Limits of Representation,” Adam Wood, Salisbury University
  3. “’A Vivid Wakeful Fatigue, a Wan Lucidity of Mind’: Paradoxical Wakefulness and the Naturalist New Woman,” Hannah Huber, University of South Carolina

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