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Friday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 307, JW Marriott

Peripheral Aesthetics and World Literature

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A special session. Presiding: Auritro Majumder, Univ. of Houston, University Park

Speakers: Sourit Bhattacharya, Univ. of Warwick; Laura Bunt-MacRury, Bournemouth Univ.; Susan Marguerite Comfort, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania; Weihsin Gui, Univ. of California, Riverside; Hyeryung Hwang, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Philip Kaisary, Univ. of Warwick; Henry Schwarz, Georgetown Univ.

Peripheral aesthetics, defined here as the set of representational strategies employed by artists and intellectuals outside the metropolitan core, corresponds to the combined and uneven capitalist world system. Panelists explore peripheral aesthetics as the methodological and political framework for a materialist understanding of “world literature.”

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