Histories and Theories of Reading 2014/15

Doctoral Schools specialist course
International Seminar: Histories and Theories of Reading

October 2014: Hans Kellner (North Carolina State University)

  • Thursday, October 2, 2014 – 2 PM: preparatory session
  • Thursday, October 9, 2014 – 2:30 PM: lecture / session with speaker

Theme of the meeting: A rhetorical approach to reading history

November 2014: Julian Wolfreys (University of Portsmouth)

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014 – 3 PM: preparatory session
  • Thursday, November 27, 2014 – 3:30 PM: lecture / session with speaker

Theme of the meeting: “After post-strucuturalism?”: future paths in literary studies

December 2014: Timothy Brennan (University of Minnesota)

  • Friday, December 5, 2014: preparatory session
  • Friday, December 12, 2014: session with speaker

Theme of the meeting: A critical revaluation of the humanist tradition, the intellectual history of antticolonial theory and the prospects for a renewal of the study of imperial culture

March 2015: Harold Aram Veeser (The City College of New York)

  • Friday, March 13, 2015, 9:30: preparatory session
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 9:30: lecture/session with speaker

Theme of the meeting: The ‘charisma’ of critics: how do intellectuals make their way in the world, immprovise, perform, and enthrall?

April 2015: Ann Rigney (Universiteit Utrecht)

  • Friday, April 17, 2015, 9:30: preparatory session
  • Thursday, April 23, 2015, 9:30: lecture/session with speaker

Theme of the meeting: The circulation of memory studies: issues of mediation and transnationalism

May 2015: Catherine Gallagher (University of California)

  • Monday, May 11, 2015, 14:30: preparatory session
  • Tuesday May 19, 2015, 9:30: lecture/session with speaker

Theme of the meeting: The intersection between fiction and history in counterfactualism in the field of professional history, alternate or conjectural history in the arena of popular history and the alternate-history novel in the field of fiction.

June 2015: Mark Salber Phillips (Carleton University)

  • Monday, June 8, 2015, 14:00: preparatory session
  • Monday, June 15, 2015, 14:00: lecture/session with speaker

Theme of the meeting: (Re)conceptualizing historical distance

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