Sunday, 10:15–11:30 a.m., 18A, ACC
The Crying of Lot 49 at Fifty
A special session. Presiding: Jeffrey Severs, Univ. of British Columbia
Speakers: Ali Chetwynd, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor; David Guyland Cowart, Univ. of South Carolina, Columbia; Angus Fletcher, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Brian Geoffrey McHale, Ohio State Univ., Columbus; Katie Muth, Univ. of Saint Andrews; Jeffrey Severs
Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, his most widely read and most frequently taught book, turns fifty in 2016. Panelists reflect on this ubiquitous novel’s monumental legacy in postmodern literature while also forging new perspectives, concentrating on the book’s dominant pedagogical presence, critical genealogies, social-historical contexts, and cinematic possibilities.
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