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AmLit: Lara Cohen, Swarthmore University (WIP)
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

FBH Faculty Lounge (First Floor)

Prof. Cohen will be workshopping a paper “about mid-nineteenth-century city mysteries and the invention of the underground.” “What's fascinated me about the city mysteries,” Cohen writes in an email to Don James, “is how inseparable their figurative undergrounds are from literal undergrounds. So the paper will ask how our notions of the underground might change if we traced their roots back to the actual underground spaces—tunnels, caverns, crypts, cellars—that subcultures consistently inhabit in city mysteries.”