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676. Bleak or Comic? A Conversation on the Ethos and Aesthetics of Liberalism

Tuesday, 12 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Addison, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Patrick Redding, Manhattanville Coll.

Speakers: Amanda S. Anderson, Brown Univ.; John McGowan, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Session Description:

This panel will challenge reigning conceptions of liberalism within literary studies and propose new frameworks for literary engagements with liberal thought that are attentive to the varied traditions of philosophical liberalism and to the history of literary form.


  • General Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory

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