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498. Failure Studies

Wednesday, 11 January, 10:15–11:30 a.m., Northwestern–Ohio State, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Keith Gandal, City Coll., City Univ. of New York; Gavin Jones, Stanford Univ.

1. "On Getting Sick of Ideas: Failure and the Intellectual Field," Carolyn Jane Betensky, Univ. of Rhode Island

2. "Failure and Its Linguistic Company: A Multigenre Corpus Analysis of Failure," Donald E. Hardy, Univ. of Nevada, Reno

3. "Exemplarity and Failure in Middle English Literature," Megan Cook, Colby Coll.

4. "Modernist Failures and the Myth of Self-Help: On Gertrude Stein," Matt Sandler, Univ. of Oregon


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literary Criticism and Theory

  • The Profession – English and American

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