Monday, 29 December
551. “A Multitude of Drops”: The Geopolitics and Ethics of David Mitchell’s Fiction
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., Union Square 18, Hilton
A special session
Presiding: Jason Howard Mezey, Saint Joseph’s Univ.
1. “David Mitchell’s Pacific Rim: Imaginary Histories, Real Politics,” John David Zuern, Univ. of Hawai‘i, Mānoa
2. “Metropole in the Age of Clouds and Ghosts: Postglobal Britain in David Mitchell,” Ryan S. Trimm, Univ. of Rhode Island
3. “Reality Reinscribed, Gobbling Up Prohibited: A Posthumanist Reading of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas,” Jennifer Rickel, Rice Univ.
4. “Nation, History, Narrative: David Mitchell’s Epic of Globalization,” Jason Howard Mezey