Wednesday, 28 December
335. Hester Pulter, English Civil War Poet and Romance Writer
7:15–8:30 p.m., Thomas Paine, Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Elizabeth Clarke, Univ. of Warwick
1. “The Laughter of Tortoises and the Chastity of Elephants: Hester Pulter and Natural History in Unnatural Times,” Margaret J. M. Ezell, Texas A&M Univ., College Station
2. “The Unfortunate Florinda: West and East,” Peter C. Herman, San Diego State Univ.
3. “Science and Imagination: The Mental World of Hester Pulter,” Sarah Hutton, Middlesex Univ.
For copies of abstracts, visit http://human.ntu.ac.uk/perdita.