Join us for a three-day event exploring four of the most read novels in the English-language canon. Writers A. S. Byatt and Tom McCarthy alongside Fredric Jameson and other scholars will take up Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, The Golden Bowl, and Ulysses. Join us for readings, lectures, panels, book signings, and receptions.
Please register in advance if you plan to attend any of the events taking place November 7–9. All events will be held at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL). The conference is free and open to the public.
Made possible through the generous support of Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin. Additional support provided by the UChicago Division of the Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, and Nicholson Center for British Studies. Organized by Maud Ellmann, the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English; Frances Ferguson, the Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor in English Language and Literature; and Bill Brown, the Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture and Deputy Dean for Academic and Research Initiatives in the Division of the Humanities.