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Friday, 28 December

313. French and British Appropriations of Vergil in the Early Modern: A Question of National Identity

3:30–4:45 p.m., Mississippi, Sheraton Chicago

A special session

Presiding: Phillip Usher, Barnard Coll.

1. “From French Court to French Countryside: Du Bellay’s Appropriation of the Moretum,” Isabelle Fernbach, Montana State Univ., Bozeman

2. “The Tears of the Nation: Mourning and National Foundation in Vergil’s Aeneid and Racine’s Andromaque,” Catherine Winiarski, Univ. of California, Irvine

3. “Nation Building: Milton, Vergil, and the Anxiety of Alterity,” Maura Giles-Watson, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln

4. “Temples of Caesar: The Politics of Renaissance Georgics Translations,” Kimberly Johnson, Brigham Young Univ., UT

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