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143. The Future of Close Reading

Thursday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Grace, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Elizabeth Ellsworth, New School

1. "The Ethical Value of Eve Sedgwick's 'Imaginative Close Reading,'" Meridith Kruse, New York Univ.

2. "Close Reading, Life Writing: Opacity, Autobiography, and the Critical Poetics of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick," Angus Brown, Univ. of Oxford

3. "The Ethics of Impurity: Close Reading Atrocity Testimonies," Katherine Wilson, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

4. "'It All Became Ours': Close Reading Disaster Narratives to Recuperate an Ethics of Possibility," Lee Abbott, Univ. of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

For abstracts, write to after 1 Nov.


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