543. Deletion, Erasure, Cancellation: Negative Textualities
Monday, 11 January, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Purdue-Wisconsin, Chicago Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Marjorie Luesebrink, Irvine Valley Coll., CA
Speakers: Laura All, Univ. of Virginia; Paul Benzon, Temple Univ., Philadelphia; Andrew Ferguson, Univ. of Virginia; Marjorie Luesebrink; Chuk Moran, Univ. of California, San Diego
Paul Benzon's Annotation:
For abstracts, visit paulbenzon.com/mla14panel/.
This roundtable considers practices that might collectively be termed “negative” textual operations. Bringing together a range of methods and perspectives, we intend to foster discussion of a framework in which qualities such as absence, removal, residuality, blankness, and illegibility become essential criteria for understanding textual materiality.
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