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Saturday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 12A, ACC

World Forms: How Literature Moves

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Program arranged by the forum LLC 20th- and 21st-Century English and Anglophone. Presiding: Peter J. Kalliney, Univ. of Kentucky

Speakers: Eric Bulson, Claremont Graduate Univ.; Marjorie Gabrielle Perloff, Stanford Univ.; Mark A. Wollaeger, Vanderbilt Univ.; Alex Woloch, Stanford Univ.

How do literary forms move—or refuse to move—around the world? Considerations of genre have been robust in recent debates about literature on a world scale. Lyric poetry, manifestos, the bildungsroman, the essay, and the documentary have been described as global literary forms, but scholars have rarely engaged in dialogue with one another about the special problems presented by particular literary forms.

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