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501. Books and the Law

Monday, 11 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Lincolnshire, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing

Presiding: Greg Barnhisel, Duquesne Univ.

1. "Keeping Out of Court: Prosecution and Evasion in the Eighteenth-Century Book Trade," Andrew Bricker, Stanford Univ.

2. "Eros, Resistance, and the People: BĂ©ranger's Censored Chansons," Robert Steele, George Washington Univ.

3. "Ulysses in the United States: The Extralegal Assertion of Copyright," Karla Ann Merino Nielsen, Columbia Univ.

Responding: Robert Edward Spoo, Univ. of Tulsa

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  • General Literature – History of the Book, Reception Theory, Comparison with Other Media, and Performance

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