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Tuesday, 29 December

597. Eighteenth-Century “Thing” Theory in a Global Context

9:00–10:15 p.m., 405, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Ileana Popa Baird, Univ. of Virginia

1. “‘When Epimetheus Op’d the Locks’: Swift’s Strephon and the Satiric Eye Inside Pandora’s Box,” Rivka Swenson, Virgnia Commonwealth Univ.

2. “Extraordinary Objects: Jonathan Swift and the Souvenir,” Jessica Marie Durgan, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

3. “It’s a Chinese Thing: It-Narratives in Comparative Perspective,” David L. Porter, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Respondent: Laura T. Engel, Duquesne Univ.

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