(All events located in Rosenwald 405 unless otherwise noted)

Friday, October 10, 2008

8:30-9:00am Breakfast

9-10:30am PANEL 1: Strange Archives

Disjecta Membra: Reading the Archive, Molly Kelley Gage (University of Minnesota)

Acts of Transverberation: Gertrude Stein’s Revolution of the Word, Joshua Weiss (University of Chicago)

Algorithms of History, James J. Hodge (University of Chicago)

10:45-12:15pm PANEL 2: Formative Reading

Reading Is Not Shopping: Children as Browsers in the Twentieth-Century Public Library, Wendy Korwin (William & Mary)

Epidemiology of the Novel: Reading and Contagion in Eighteenth-Century America, Kate Gaudet (University of Chicago)

Girls Reading Boys’ Books: Victorian Girls Reading the Fallen Woman of the Harem in G.A. Henty’s Adventure Novels, Evelyn Reid (City College of New York)

12:15-1pm Lunch

1-2:30pm PANEL 3: Strange Regions

Reading Transatlantic Regions: Sarah Orne Jewett, Caribbean Travel, and the Maritime Gothic, Patrick Gleason (University of California, San Diego)

Simon Pokagon’s Birch-Bark Book, Paul Durica (University of Chicago)

Henry James and the Possibility of Queer Messianism, Benjamin Bateman (University of Virginia)


Stranger’s Justice: Toward An Anti-National Theory of the Novel

Srinivas Aravamudan, Duke University

Saturday, October 11, 2008

9-9:30am Breakfast

9:30-11am PANEL 4: Estranged Authors

Disreading Poe: Performance Theory and the Unarchivability of Effect, Ben Bagocius (Indiana University Bloomington)

“Everything is dead letter”: Moses Mendelssohn’s Critique of 18th Century Reading Culture, Alexandra Zirkle (University of Chicago)

“Furnishing Valuable Pieces”: Shakespeare’s Poetry in the Early 18th Century Canon, John Higgins (University of California, San Diego)

11:30am-1pm PANEL 5: Queer Reading

Bringing Out Barbara Johnson, Corey McEleney (Brown University)

Gay Therapy: Bette Davis, Margo Channing, All About Eve, Rob Faunce (The Graduate Center, CUNY & SUNY at Stonybrook)

The Ethics of Attention in AIDS Memoirs, Marie McDonough (University of Chicago)

1-2pm Lunch (Rosenwald 432)

2-3:45pm PANEL 6: Estranged Readers

Paul Muldoon’s Covert Operations, Michael Robbins (University of Chicago)

This Situation of Reading Pound’s Cantos, Johanna Winant (University of Chicago)

Privileging the Text in Video: Poetry Everywhere, Christi Clancy (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Digital Duende: Reading the Rasp in E-Poetry, Amanda G. Michaels (University of Notre Dame)

4pm Reception