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January 2015

Jerome McGann (Virginia), From the American Scholar to a Science of Exceptions

January 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Husky Union Building 145
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February 2015

Priya Joshi (Temple), lecture TBA

February 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Husky Union Building 145
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April 2015

Nicholas Paige (Berkeley), From Examples to Samples: Quantifying the Fictionality of the French Novel, 1681-1820

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Most historians of the novel’s “rise” argue by example and example alone.  We generate our narratives about the genre’s history from a few works that we assume to be either representative of the mass of works or as harbingers of future practice.  Should we want to counter those narratives, we just pick some other works, or, more commonly, subject the same works to a different reading.  What happens, though, if we move from interpreting examples to taking samples?  I’ll try…

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May 2015

Janice Radway (Northwestern), lecture TBA

May 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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