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Thursday, 29 December

601. Fictional Entomologies

7:15–8:30 p.m., Farragut, Washington Hilton

A special session

Presiding: Eric Collins Brown, Univ. of Maine, Farmington

1. “Curious Transports: Entomology and the Sublime of the Small in Eliza Haywood’s Female Spectator,” Kristin M. Girten, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

2. “‘The Austere Mindless Primitive Face of Aphrodite’: Insects, Goddesses, and Narrative in Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet,” Beatrice Skordili, Syracuse Univ.

3. “‘The More You Think of It, the Less the Difference’: The ‘Formic’ Prose of Henry David Thoreau and Lewis Thomas,” Lisa Giles, Brandeis Univ.

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