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The Global in Literature: Recent Scholarship on Novels as they touch Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics

Events

Speaker:

Tobias Wolff, Nancy Ruttenburg, Amir Eshel, Josh Landy, Saikat Majumdar and David Palumbo-Liu

Date:

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location:

Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460, 4th floor)

Type:

Conference

The Global in Literature: Recent Scholarship on Novels as they touch Philosophy, Politics, and Ethics

Tobias Wolff and Nancy Ruttenburg will share in conversation with Stanford's Amir Eshel, Josh Landy, Saikat Majumdar and David Palumbo-Liu on their recently published books. This conference emphasizes recent scholarship on these novels as they touch philosophy, politics, and ethics. For more informaiton on these publications and suggested readings for the event:

Amir Eshel: "Futurity: Contemporary Literature and the Quest for the Past"
Introduction, Chapter 11 "The Past after the 'End of History'" and Coda.

Josh Landy: "How to Do Things with Fiction"
Introduction.

David Palumbo-Liu: "The Deliverance of Others"
Introduction and Chapter 1 on JM Coetzee.

Saikat Majumdar: "Prose of the World"
Pages 1-16 from the Introduction; pages 37-69  on Joyce.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Ethics and Literature workgroup coordinator, Renana Keydar: renanak@stanford.edu