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353. Form and Formalisms in Literature and Science

Sunday, 10 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Belmont, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Debapriya Sarkar, Rutgers Univ., New Brunswick

Speakers: Josh Gang, Univ. of Toronto; John Savarese, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Matthew W. Smith, Cornell Univ.; Jennie Votava, Allegheny Coll.

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Session Description:

This roundtable will provide a transhistorical exploration of the ways in which the field of literature and science intersects with the renewed focus in literary studies on the question of aesthetic forms and “new formalisms.”


  • General Literature – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • General Literature – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

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