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Monday, 27 December

4. Constellations I: The Social Life of Aesthetic Forms

5:15–6:30 p.m., 306, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Sociological Approaches to Literature

Presiding: Silvia L. López, Carleton Coll.

1. “Constellations: Aesthetics and Politics in Adorno’s Negative Dialectics,” Christina R. Gerhardt, Univ. of California, Berkeley

2. “Lyric Constellation: Poetry’s Radical Privilege in Benjamin, Adorno, and Marx,” Robert George Kaufman, Stanford Univ.

3. “Aiming for the Stars: The Biedermeier Interior as Camera Obscura,” Nicholas A. Rennie, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

4. “Toward a Poetics of Culture: A Reading of the Idea of Constellation in ‘On Some Motifs in Baudelaire,’” Jorge Brioso, Carleton Coll.

Respondent: Karyn Marie Ball, Univ. of Alberta

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