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Monday, 29 December

493. Naming the Self, the Namer, and the Other

10:15–11:30 a.m., Union Square 2, Hilton

Program arranged by the American Name Society

Presiding: Anjanette Darrington, Southern Connecticut State Univ.

1. “Who Are Alaska Young, Hope Yancey, and Primrose Squarp? Names and Naming in Young-Adult Literature,” Anjanette Darrington

2. “Global Gogol: Patronymy, Heteronomy, and The Namesake,” Christian Moraru, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro

3. “‘What the F— Was Your Name?’: Examining the Politics of Linguistic Denigration in Twenty-First-Century Hollywood,” Anjali Pandey, Salisbury Univ.

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