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Monday, 27 December

29. Benjamin Franklin and the Character of a Nation

7:00–8:15 p.m., 404, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Session leader: Chiara Cillerai, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

1. “Rattlesnakes, Felons, and the Symbols of America,” J. A. Leo Lemay, Univ. of Delaware, Newark

2. “Franklin’s Cosmopolitanism, the Ideal of Community,” Chiara Cillerai

3. “Benjamin Franklin, Britons, and the Question of Character,” Carla Mulford, Penn State Univ., University Park

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