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300. The Politics of Reception: Nations, Commodities, and Radicalism

Sunday, 10 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., McHenry, Chicago Marriott

Program arranged by the Reception Study Society

Presiding: Ildiko Olasz, Northwest Missouri State Univ.

1. "A Productive Tension: Commodity Histories and the Limits of Imposed Readings in Reception Study," Tom Hertweck, Univ. of Nevada, Reno

2. "Misconceived Reception: Reading and Reviewing J. M. Coetzee's Early Novels in South Africa," Jarad Zimbler, Univ. of Oxford, Wolfson Coll.

3. "'An Infection with the Other's Suffering, Nothing More'? Pathological versus Productive Empathy and Narrative Strategy," Kimberly Nance, Illinois State Univ.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

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