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Friday, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 307, JW Marriott

The Problem of “World Poetry”: Comparative Poetics and Comparative Publics

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Program arranged by the American Comparative Literature Association. Presiding: Yopie Prins, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Speakers: Harris Feinsod, Northwestern Univ.; Virginia Jackson, Univ. of California, Irvine; Aamir R. Mufti, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Anthony Reed, Yale Univ.; C. P. Haun Saussy, Univ. of Chicago

Responding to current debates about world literature and the place of poetry in the public sphere, participants draw on a range of theoretical approaches, languages, and historical perspectives to interrogate the idea of “world poetry” and to explore critical paradigms for past, present, and future work in comparative poetics.

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