475. Why Do Literary History?
Sunday, 5 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Back Bay C, Sheraton
A special session
Presiding: Sharon M. Harris, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs
Speakers: Robert Lawrence Caserio, Penn State Univ., University Park; Leonard Cassuto, Fordham Univ., Lincoln Center; Susan Mary Griffin, Univ. of Louisville; Gordon N. Hutner, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; Deidre Shauna Lynch, Univ. of Toronto
To its practitioners, writing literary history appears to be all-absorbing and self-justifying. We rarely explain why it should absorb us and our readers. This roundtable brings together a diverse range of literary historians to talk about why we do literary history.
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