Thursday, 29 December
634. The Fate of Rhetoric in Early Modern England
9:00–10:15 p.m., Wilson A, Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Jenny Mann, Northwestern Univ.
1. “Improbable Othello: Commonplaces and Far-fetched Figures in English Rhetoric,” Catherine Nicholson, Univ. of Pennsylvania
2. “Resorting to Reason: The Failures of Rhetoric in the English Civil War,” Thomas Chandler Fulton, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick
3. “The Infections of an English ‘Vein of Rhetorick’: Samuel Shaw’s Words Made Visible,” Jenny Mann
Respondent: John D. Guillory, New York Univ.