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484. W. S. Gilbert as Author and Critic

Saturday, 5 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Beacon H, Sheraton

Program arranged by the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Presiding: Jeff Dailey, Five Towns Coll.

1. "Repetition versus Repetitiousness in W. S. Gilbert; or, 'It's the Same Thing.' 'Is It?,'" Shoshana Milgram Knapp, Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ.

2. "'A Respectful Perversion': W. S. Gilbert and The Princess in Adaptation," Sarah Weaver, Univ. of Cambridge

3. "'If You're Anxious for to Shine in the High Aesthetic Line': How W. S. Gilbert's Libretto for Patience Influenced Oscar Wilde's Success in America," Svetlana Bochman, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

4. "The Tribulations of a Stock Character: Metatheatrical Humor and Characters' Suffering in Gilbert's Sensation Novel and Ruddigore," Laura Kasson Fiss, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

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  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

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