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343. All Ears: Listening as a Way of Understanding Literature

Wednesday, 4 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Independence East, Sheraton

A special session

Presiding: Chiara Alfano, Univ. of Sussex

Speakers: David Ben-Merre, State Univ. of New York, Buffalo State Coll.; Paul Gordon, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder; May Peckham, Washington Univ. in St. Louis; Jessica Teague, Columbia Univ.

Session Description:

This roundtable seeks to start a discussion on the interface between accounts of listening to literature and listening as reading literature. Although the specific focus will be on literature and theory of the twentieth century, the roundtable will resonate with all who are interested in learning to read with their ears.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – History of the Book, Reception Theory, Comparison with Other Media, and Performance

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