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592. Answering to Debt: Benjamin, Schuld, and Literature

Thursday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Greenwood, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Jonathan S. Luftig, Morgan State Univ.

1. "Being in Debt and the Gift of Literature in De Quincey and Benjamin," Jonathan S. Luftig

2. "A Shocking Debt: Ernst Bloch on Déjà Vu, Benjamin, and 'All That Has Been Left Behind,'" Helmut W. Illbruck, Texas A&M Univ., College Station

3. "All Bets Are Off: Narrative Feedback and the Submersion of Literary Indebtedness," Henry S. Sussman, Yale Univ.


  • General Literature – Themes, Myths, and Archetypes

  • Comparative Literature – General

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