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MLA 2015 Program  Session 661

661. Antebellum Print Culture and the Digital Archive

Sunday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 224, VCC West Program arranged by the American Literature Section Presiding: Ryan Cordell, Northeastern Univ. Speakers: Amy Earhart, Texas A&M Univ., College Station; Leon Jackson, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia; J. Gerald Kennedy, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge; Jerome J. McGann, Univ. of Virginia Responding: Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick For abstracts, write to after 1 Dec. Session Description: The widespread digitizing of virtually all nineteenth-century books, periodicals, and newspapers has created new online access to previously obscure materials. This panel assesses how digital technologies are facilitating new ways of doing research as well as promoting broader conceptions of "literature," the publishing world, and the circulation (and reprinting) of texts.