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Wednesday, 27 December

90. American Bestiaries

8:45–10:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Salon J, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century American Literature

Presiding: Bill Brown, Univ. of Chicago

1. “Understudies: Mary Wilkins Freeman’s Performing Animals,” Susan Mary Griffin, Univ. of Louisville

2. “Archaeology of a Humane Society,” Michael S. Lundblad, Univ. of Virginia

3. “Topsy the Elephant, Thomas Edison, and a Brief History of Circus Justice,” Laurie Shannon, Duke Univ.

4. “Animal Autobiographies,” Colleen Glenney Boggs, Dartmouth Coll.

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