355. Provoking Literary History: Richard Maxwell's Critical Legacies
Tuesday, 6 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 604, WSCC
A special session
Presiding: Robert Lawrence Caserio, Penn State Univ., University Park
Speakers: Robert Lawrence Caserio; Ian Duncan, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Deidre Shauna Lynch, Univ. of Toronto; Marina MacKay, Washington Univ. in St. Louis; Peter Mallios, Univ. of Maryland, College Park; Katie Trumpener, Yale Univ.
Richard Maxwell's untimely death in 2010 cut short the career of an innovative literary historian. Maxwell's address to the novel broke away from the boundaries that confine scholars to nation-centered contexts and that also reduce literary history to intellectually inhibiting period constructs. The roundtable assesses how Maxwell's approach to literary history and to history stimulates current scholarship.
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