Session Information


1: ‘Killed by the U.S.A!’: Reading James T. Farrell’s Studs Lonigan as an Immigrant Response to John Dos Passos’s U.S.A.

Aaron Babcock, Ohio U, Athens

2: Gwendolyn Brooks’s Maud Martha, the Mid-Century American Novel, and Being Human

Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio U, Athens

3: Precarity, Violence, and the Structures of Rural Life in Tomás Rivera’s . . . And the Earth Did Not Devour Him

Andy Oler, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical U

4: The Simulacrum and Optimism of Midwestern Maternity in Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living God

Megan Cannella, U of Nevada, Reno


Marilyn Judith Atlas, Ohio U, Athens