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333. The Values of Literary Studies

Friday, 10 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Clark, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Ronan Daniel McDonald, Univ. of New South Wales

Speakers: Derek Attridge, Univ. of York; Anthony J. Cascardi, Univ. of California, Berkeley; Debjani Ganguly, Australian National Univ.; Robin Truth Goodman, Florida State Univ.; Christopher Nealon, Johns Hopkins Univ., MD

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Session Description:

We will consider how the shifting and often conflicting aesthetic, ethical, and political values within the discipline might inform the purpose and point of literary studies itself: how the values in the profession might relate to the value of the profession. We'll also consider the collision and the collusion between historicism and the aesthetic and the relation with economic and institutional value.


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