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256. Naming Character, Characterizing Names: Onomastic Studies of M. Twain, H. Thrale, and T. Morrison

Friday, 4 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Beacon F, Sheraton

Program arranged by the American Name Society

Presiding: Iman Makeba Laversuch, Univ. of Cologne

1. "Naming and Moral Sense in Mark Twain's Mysterious Stranger Manuscript," Rebecca Cantor, Loyola Marymount Univ.

2. "Was Hester Lynch Piozzi Just Dr. Johnson's Mrs. Thrale?" Lisa Berglund, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo State Coll.

3. "Redefining Race and Religion: Biblical Naming in the Fiction of Toni Morrison," Heather Hathaway, Marquette Univ.

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  • American Literature – General

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