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Session Details

Monday, 28 December

259. Length

1:45–3:00 p.m., Commonwealth Hall B, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Literary Criticism

Presiding: Andrew C. Parker, Amherst Coll.

1. “A Short Take on Length,” Jonathan Arac, Univ. of Pittsburgh

2. “Lyric’s Length,” Robert George Kaufman, Univ. of California, Berkeley

3. “The Long Space: Form(s) of the Political,” Peter James Hitchcock, Baruch Coll., City Univ. of New York

Author Comment
Subject: More on Length
Thanks again to Jonathan, Rob, and Peter, and to the audience for beginning a lively discussion about length as an under-theorized dimension of literary form.

Perhaps this space will enable that discussion to continue -- and/or go off in new directions?

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