Wednesday, 27 December
90. American Bestiaries
8:45–10:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon J, Philadelphia Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century American Literature
Presiding: Bill Brown, Univ. of Chicago
1. “Understudies: Mary Wilkins Freeman’s Performing Animals,” Susan Mary Griffin, Univ. of Louisville
2. “Archaeology of a Humane Society,” Michael S. Lundblad, Univ. of Virginia
3. “Topsy the Elephant, Thomas Edison, and a Brief History of Circus Justice,” Laurie Shannon, Duke Univ.
4. “Animal Autobiographies,” Colleen Glenney Boggs, Dartmouth Coll.