514. New Theories of the Novel
Sunday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Clark, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Twentieth-Century English Literature and the Division on Prose Fiction
Presiding: Susan Stanford Friedman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Speakers: Nancy Armstrong, Duke Univ.; Eric Hayot, Penn State Univ., University Park; Priya Joshi, Temple Univ., Philadelphia; Nirvana Tanoukhi, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Priya Joshi's Annotation:
Classic theories of the novel by Lukács, Bakhtin, Watt, and others have focused on European texts from previous centuries. What theories of the novel are appropriate for recent writing that addresses the novel's global range and forms? This interdisciplinary roundtable renews debates about the novel from a broader empirical basis that looks beyond the North Atlantic to Africa, Asia, and the Arab world.
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