Saturday, 30 December
687. The Coining of Names
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 401, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the American Name Society
Presiding: Joanie Crandall, Univ. of Saskatchewan
1. “From Nat to Blacus: Reclaiming Naming in Martin Delany’s Blake,” Rebecca Skidmore, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown
2. “‘Life Ain’t Easy for a Boy Named Josef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski’: Naming, Self-Fashioning, and the Interpellation of the Artist as Subject,” Tom Henthorne, Pace Univ., NY; Jonathan Todd Silverman, Pace Univ., NY
3. “Nicknames as Proper Names in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake,” Tara Johnson, Ball State Univ.
Respondent: Crystal Alberts, Washington Univ.
For copies of abstracts, visit www.wstn.binghamton.edu/ANS/.