438. 1914 in 2014: New Critical Directions
Sunday, 11 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Chicago D, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Late-Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century English Literature
Presiding: Vincent Sherry, Washington Univ. in St. Louis
Speakers: Sarah Cole, Columbia Univ.; Santanu Das, Univ. of London, King's Coll.; Christine Froula, Northwestern Univ.; Mark Stewart Morrisson, Penn State Univ., University Park; Jahan Ramazani, Univ. of Virginia
This roundtable reassesses critical approaches to Great War literature, engaging questions such as the new prominence of modernism in recent scholarship (countering a critical tendency to disconnect civilian modernism from meaningful representation of the war); the importance of colonial writing in war writing; and the related considerations of Eurocentrism, nationalism, and internationalism.
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