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Sunday, 8:30–9:45 a.m., 201, JW Marriott

Globalizing Eighteenth-Century Literary History

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Program arranged by the forum CLCS 18th-Century. Presiding: Chi-ming Yang, Univ. of Pennsylvania

Speakers: Rebecca Johnson, Northwestern Univ.; Nabil I. Matar, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi, Univ. of Western Ontario; Naoki Sakai, Cornell Univ.; Patricia A. Sieber, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Birgit Tautz, Bowdoin Coll.

What does literary or genre history look like from a non-Anglo view? How can we trace global itineraries of literary form? Scholars from varied linguistic fields discuss the current states and stakes of comparative literature; collaborative research and translation projects; comparisons of empire, nation, race, and colonialism; and ongoing institutional challenges of confronting Anglocentrism.

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