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Sunday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 9B, ACC

The Female Voice in Lyric, Elizabethan to Victorian

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A special session. Presiding: Marcy L. North, Penn State Univ., University Park

1. “Philaenis to Sappho: Donne, Poetic Authorship, and Ancient Female Lyric Voices,” Brian Pietras, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

2. “Virgins, Maids, and Wenches: Late-Seventeenth-Century Broadside Ballads and Giving Voice to Young Single Women,” Margaret J. M. Ezell, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

3. “Gendered Song: Christina Rossetti’s Musical Meters,” Joanna Swafford, State Univ. of New York, New Paltz

Respondent: Emily M. Harrington, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder

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