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514. New Theories of the Novel

Saturday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Clark, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century English Literature and the Division on Prose Fiction

Presiding: Susan Stanford Friedman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Speakers: Nancy Armstrong, Duke Univ.; Eric Hayot, Penn State Univ., University Park; Priya Joshi, Temple Univ., Philadelphia; Nirvana Tanoukhi, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

Priya Joshi's Annotation:
***Order of presentations will be: Eric Hayot, Nirvana Tanoukhi, Priya Joshi, Nancy Armstrong followed by discussion with attendees.***

Session Description:

Classic theories of the novel by Luk√°cs, Bakhtin, Watt, and others have focused on European texts from previous centuries. What theories of the novel are appropriate for recent writing that addresses the novel's global range and forms? This interdisciplinary roundtable renews debates about the novel from a broader empirical basis that looks beyond the North Atlantic to Africa, Asia, and the Arab world.


Subject:

  • British Literature – Twentieth Century

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