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Monday, 28 December

179. Samuel Johnson’s Tercentenary

10:15–11:30 a.m., Independence Salon III, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Discussion Group on Lexicography

Presiding: Felicia Jean Steele, Coll. of New Jersey

1. “Samuel Johnson and His Scottish Printers: Rethinking the Modern English Author,” Molly O’Hagan Hardy, Univ. of Texas, Austin

2. “‘To Be a Poet . . . Is Indeed Very Difficult’: Johnson’s Aesthetic Optimism,” Carrie Shanafelt, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

3. “How Doctor Johnson Broke the Laws of Motion,” Sara Landreth, New York Univ.

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