Schedule 2015

9:30-10:45.  MACRO AND MICRO

Adeline Tran (UC Berkeley),  “Transatlantic Aestheticism: Raymond Chandler’s Nostalgia for Fin de Siècle Europe”

Stephen Marsh  (Oxford),  “Pynchon, Anarchy, and the Shadow of War in the American Century”

Dan Sinykin (Cornell),  “On the Poetics of Microfinance: Jhumpa Lahiri’s ‘Sexy’ and  ‘Gramin’ Bank”

Respondent:  Palmer Rampell

11:00-12:15.  TECHNOLOGIES OF UTOPIA

Hudson Vincent (Harvard),  “Reading John Davenport: Utopia and Scripture in Colonial America”

Philip Kadish  (CUNY),  “Stowe, the Mandingo, and Islam:  The Liberian-American Confrontation with Mandingo Power, Transatlantic Scientific Mandingo-Saxonism, and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Transformed Ideal of African American Heroism from Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Dred

Derek Lee (Pennsylvania State U),  “Hacking High Modernism: Ruth Ozeki’s A Tale for the Time Being and Rise of the Post-Quantum Novel”

Respondent:  Phoenix Alexander

12:15-1:30.  LUNCH AND PUBLICATION WORKSHOP

Gordon Hutner, editor, American Literary History

1:30-2:45.  AMERICAN LITERATURE AS “WORLD” LITERATURE

Suzanne Enzerink (Brown),  “‘Praisesong’ for the Americans: Presenting African American Literature at FESTAC ’77”

Jesse McCarthy (Princeton), “Strangers in the Village: James Baldwin and Vincent O. Carter”

Ellen Song (Duke), “The Problem of Imagining a New World Order: On Such a Full Sea

Respondent:  Courtney Sato

3:00-4:15 REMAPPING SPACE

Pippa Eldridge (U of London, Birkbeck),  “The Deterritorialisation of Suburban Space in the immigrant narratives of Philip Roth and Junot Diaz”

Manuel Herrero-Puertas (U of Wisconsin-Madison),  “Disability Travels”

Maile Speakman (Tulane),  “Gender in the City: Reading Judith Butler in Havana”

Respondent:  Jason Bell

4:30-5:30  SCHOLARS AS WRITERS WORKSHOP

Jill Lepore, Kemper Professor of History at Harvard and staff writer for the New Yorker


5:30-6:30   RECEPTION

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