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Saturday, 29 December

466. Sovereign Exchanges: Ruling Bodies and Theories of the Gift

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

A special session

Presiding: Jill Rappoport, Villanova Univ.

1. “Forced Gifts: The Politics of Royal Generosity in The Owl and the Nightingale,” Jana Mathews, Duke Univ.

2. “‘When Givers Prove Unkind’: The Perverse Gift in English Revenge Tragedy,” Brian J. Sheerin, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

3. “‘The Fatal Gift’: White Elephants and the Logic of the Gift in Nineteenth-Century Travel Writing,” Ross Bullen, Univ. of Western Ontario

Respondent: Mark W. Osteen, Loyola Coll.

For copies of abstracts, write to jill.rappoport@villanova.edu after 1 Nov.

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