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426. Parsing World Literature in the Twenty-First Century: Alternatives to Period, Region, and Genre

Saturday, 5 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 202, Hynes

Program arranged by the Division on Comparative Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

Presiding: Ramón Saldívar, Stanford Univ.

Speakers: Carolyn Jursa Ayers, Saint Mary's Univ., MN; Bella P. Brodzki, Sarah Lawrence Coll.; Waïl S. Hassan, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana; Eric Hayot, Penn State Univ., University Park; David L. Porter, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Session Description:

For scholars and teachers of world literature in the twenty-first century, what are some conceptual alternatives for organizing acts of connection and comparison? How do we think outside the epistemic structures represented in MLA divisional organization, for example? Participants and audience members will share their thoughts and ideas on this issue.


  • Comparative Literature – Twentieth and Twenty-First Century

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