Saturday, 29 December
466. Sovereign Exchanges: Ruling Bodies and Theories of the Gift
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Stetson E, Hyatt Regency
A special session
Presiding: Jill Rappoport, Villanova Univ.
1. “Forced Gifts: The Politics of Royal Generosity in The Owl and the Nightingale,” Jana Mathews, Duke Univ.
2. “‘When Givers Prove Unkind’: The Perverse Gift in English Revenge Tragedy,” Brian J. Sheerin, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
3. “‘The Fatal Gift’: White Elephants and the Logic of the Gift in Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing,” Ross Bullen, Univ. of Western Ontario
Respondent: Mark W. Osteen, Loyola Coll.
For copies of abstracts, write to email@example.com after 1 Nov.