Tuesday, 27 December
21. Contemporary Fiction and the Novel of Ideas
5:15–6:30 p.m., Park Tower Suite 8216, Marriott
A special session
Presiding: Taryn L. Okuma, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
1. “Embodied Ideas and Emergent Forms of Life in Richard Powers’s The Gold Bug Variations,” Michael LeMahieu, Clemson Univ.
2. “Alternative Histories in Tariq Ali’s The Islam Quintet,” Reed Way Dasenbrock, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque
3. “The Catastrophe of Ideas in Nicholas Mosley’s Catastrophe Practice,” Neil J. Levi, Univ. of Sydney