Schedule 2016

April 8, 2016. Linsly-Chittenden Hall, Room 319 (except where noted).


9:15-10:30.  PANEL 1: Counterplots

Julia Cheng (New York University), “Queering Lists: Culinary and Literary Modernism in The Book of Salt

Christopher Berardino (Cornell University), “Paper Sons: Counter-Authentication in Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone and Helena Viramontes’s Under the Feet of Jesus

Cynthia García (Stanford University), “‘They Must Agree to Forget’: Urban Counter-Cartographies in Chicanx Literature and Public Art”

Panel Chair: Courtney Sato (Yale, American Studies)

Panel Respondent: Yuhe Faye Wang (Yale, American Studies)

10:30-11:45.  PANEL 2: Soundscapes and Visual Fields

Mason Jabbari (University of Michigan), “‘Art “copying from life” and life itself’: Klee’s Influence in Bishop’s Late Poems”

Shawn M. Higgins (University of Connecticut), “The Land of the Painted Fan: Orientalist Soundscapes, Barred Zones, and Raymond Egan’s Japan”

Michele Chinitz (City University of New York, Graduate Center), “Affect, the Arts, and Displacement in Teju Cole’s Open City

Panel Chair: Brandon Menke (Yale, English Literature)

Panel Respondent: Anna Hill (Yale, English Literature)

12:00-1:00. RESEARCH WORKSHOP, Beinecke Classroom in Sterling Memorial Library

Melissa Barton, Curator of Prose and Drama for the Yale Collection of American Literature at the Beinecke Library


Gordon Hutner, Editor, American Literary History

2:00-3:15.  PANEL 3: Plurality of Worlds

Tim Sommer (University of Heidelberg), “Orestes Brownson and the World Republic of Letters”

Nora Eltahawy (Northwestern University), “Neo-Scheherazade: Transnational Storytelling and the Iraq War in Alia Yunis’s The Night Counter

Martin Aagaard Jensen (City University of New York, Graduate Center), “Worlding Domesticity: Methodology Debates and Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom

Panel Chair: Anusha Alles (Yale, African American Studies and English Literature)

Panel Respondent: Anna Shechtman (Yale, English Literature and Film and Media Studies)

3:15-4:30.  PANEL 4: Generic Variations

Joshua Bartlett (University at Albany, SUNY), “‘Then thro’ the wilderness I’ll run / Preaching the gospel free’: Samson Occom’s Hymnodic Ecology”

Mollie Eisenberg (Princeton University), “‘Not That Kind of Story’: The American Hardboiled’s Anxiety of (British) Influence”

Sophia Mao (Harvard University), “Different Lives: The Rise of Asian American Genre Fiction”

Panel Chair: Carlos Alonso Nugent (Yale, English Literature)

Panel Respondent: Andrew Lanham (Yale, English Literature)


Stephen Burt, Poet and Professor of English at Harvard University

5:30-6:30.   RECEPTION

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