THE USE OF NAMES
Moderator: Debra Fried, Cornell University
Gary Roberts, Tufts University
We seek papers on the use of names, conventions of naming, or changes of name, in Poetry and in Fiction, especially but not exclusively the use of personal names. Examples might include:
• Papers on the uses of names in dialogue, dramatic speech, literary conversations: what some of the effects of/motivations behind deploying names when someone is talking?
• Papers on names as elements of lexis or diction: names as words, words as names; the placement and poetics of names in various verse designs or prose textures.
• Papers on the ethics of naming name in literature.