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597. Author versus Form versus Concept: The Clash of Paradigms in the Study of Twentieth-Century Literature

Saturday, 11 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Addison, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century American Literature and the Division on Comparative Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

Presiding: Robert Dale Parker, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; Ramón Saldívar, Stanford Univ.

Speakers: Héctor Hoyos, Stanford Univ.; Vincent Barry Leitch, Univ. of Oklahoma; Nirvana Tanoukhi, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Mark Christian Thompson, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD; Alan M. Wald, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Session Description:

Twentieth-century and later critical invention has often taken for granted models of criticism that center on the author or on form or on a concept. This roundtable asks how these competing models critique, incorporate, revise, or change one another in the larger project of critiquing twentieth-century literature.


Subjects:

  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth Century

  • American Literature – Twentieth Century

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