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Tuesday, 29 December

554. Sex, Drugs, and Good Fellowship: The Economics of Vice in Early Modern Ballads

7:15–8:30 p.m., 302, Philadelphia Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Kristina E. McAbee, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

1. “Tobacco and the Ballad in the Seventeenth Century,” Edward M. Test, Boise State Univ.

2. “Drinking and Good Fellowship: Beer, Ale, and Alehouse Communities in the Pepys Ballad Collection,” Simone Chess, Wayne State Univ.

3. “‘Without a Bashful Blush’: Ballads as Pornography,” Kristina E. McAbee

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