Thursday, 3 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Back Bay A, Sheraton
Program arranged by the Marxist Literary Group and the Division on Sociological Approaches to Literature
Presiding: Mathias Nilges, Saint Francis Xavier Univ.
Speakers: Nicholas Mainey Brown, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago; Zahid R. Chaudhary, Princeton Univ.; Michael D'Arcy, Saint Francis Xavier Univ.; Enda Duffy, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Susan Stanford Friedman, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison; Eleanor Kaufman, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Responding: Charles Daniel Blanton, Univ. of California, Berkeley
How might we talk about the contemporary return of forms that either resemble or directly cite modernism in ways that avoid pointing toward a process of repetition that locates history, time, aesthetics, and thought as fixed upon a simple chronolinear plane? This rountable examines the discontinuous time, temporality, and periodizing significance of modernism after modernism.
Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory