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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.

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