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Friday, 29 December

618. Literature and Systems Theory: Current Debates

9:00–10:15 p.m., 306, Philadelphia Marriott

Program arranged by the Division on Sociological Approaches to Literature

Presiding: Silvia L. López, Carleton Coll.

1. “Systems Theory and the Aesthetics of Literary Form,” Peter Alexander Gilgen, Cornell Univ.

2. “The Reality of Literature: World Art and the Modern World System,” Edgar Landgraf, Bowling Green State Univ.

3. “Recursion and Literary Genre,” David P. Barndollar, Univ. of Texas, Austin

4. “Communicating Letters: Toward a Systems Theoretical Concept of Culture as Text,” Till Dembeck, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen

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