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American popular culture is full of orphans, from Huckleberry Finn to Superman. Join Erna Anderson, PhD candidate in American Studies at W&M, for this fascinating talk that will explore how some literary orphans have been used as symbols and enforcers of colonization while Black and Native American orphans have been depicted as victims of the very same systems.

Emerging Scholars is an exciting ongoing series highlighting the latest research on a variety of topics coming out of William & Mary’s graduate programs in Arts & Sciences. 

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