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Monday, 29 December

533. Under the Wire, against the Game: Narrative Strategies and Generic Innovation in David Simon’s The Wire

12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Lombard, Hilton

A special session

Presiding: John D. Miles, Duke Univ.

1. “Surrogates and Sacrifices: How The Wire Replaces Characters with Institutions,” Caroline E. Levine, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison

2. “The Wire’s Noir Visual Narrative and the Politics of Interpretation,” Bart Keeton, Duke Univ.

3. “‘All in the Game’: The Wire as Pedagogical Tool,” Paul D. Reich, Rollins Coll.

Respondent: Nihad Farooq, Georgia Inst. of Tech.

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