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Saturday, 29 December

481. Naming and Identity

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Addams, Hyatt Regency

Program arranged by the American Name Society

Presiding: Brenda Sue Helt, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities

1. “‘Hi, My Name Is Tracy Espositowitz’: Proper Names and Ethnic Identities in Stand-Up Comedy,” Stefanie Head, Univ. of Rhode Island

2. “Avatar(s) of the Gods: American Racial Identity through Myth in Praisesong for the Widow,” Renee Barlow, Indiana Univ., Bloomington

3. “Naming the Author(s) of Hilda Doolittle’s Prose Works: What ‘HD’ Obscures,” Brenda Sue Helt

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