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Saturday, 27 December

38. Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature

3:30–4:45 p.m., Yerba Buena Salon 15, Marriott

Program arranged by the Graduate Student Caucus

Presiding: Margaret Ronda, Univ. of California, Berkeley

1. “J. M. Coetzee and the Political Condition: The Novel as a ‘Biologico-Literary Experiment,’” Arne De Boever, Columbia Univ.

2. “Bartleby the Dancer: Gestural Potentiality in Live Art,” Daniel Sack, Stanford Univ.

3. “The Earth Herself Recoiled: Reading Collective Insurgency in ‘Weird Fiction,’” Brandon Jernigan, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana

4. “The Secret Life of Potentiality: Transatlantic Rebellion in Irish and Caribbean Terror Fiction,” Alysia Garrison, Univ. of California, Davis

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