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Reading Novels in the World: Second Workshop (October 2016)

The second workshop on "Reading Novels in the World" will be held in the Writers' Room at Millburn House on Friday, 14 October 2016, from 11 am to 4 pm. Lunch from 1-2 pm will be available to all participants.

The readings to be discussed are:

Antonio Candido, "Dialectic of Malandroism” (translated/collected in Antonio Candido: On Literature and Society) (PDF Document)

Simon During, “An 18th-century Origin of World Literature” (PDF Document)
(https://www.academia.edu/25918182/An_eighteenth-century_origin_of_world_literature

Anna Kornbluh, Introduction to Realizing Capital: Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form (PDF Document)

Nirvana Tanoukhi, "The Scale of World Literature" (PDF Document)



PROGRAMME

11-12:
Discussion of Antonio Candido, “Dialectic of Malandroism”
(translated/collected in Antonio Candido: On Literature and Society)
Presenter: João Pedro Vicente Faustino

12-1:
Discussion of Anna Kornbluh, Introduction to Realizing Capital: Financial
and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form
Presenter: Waiyee Loh

1-2 pm: Lunch (provided for all attendees)

2-3:

Discussion of Nirvana Tanoukhi, “The Scale of World Literature”

Presenters:
Gabriela Bittencourt (University of São Paulo) and Andrew Stones

3-4:
Discussion of Simon During, “An 18th-century Origin of World Literature”
Presenter: Qiao Qingquan

Pre-registration is not required.


This is a workshop for faculty and postgraduate students interested in thinking methodologically in what it means to read literature across national boundaries. Projects to which this applies include those thinking about how novels represent the world as well as those interested in the movement of books that begin in one national context and end up being read in another. We will be looking at four recent works that stage this question in different ways, and for different historical periods.

This workshop serves as an opportunity for us to again host a visit from a team of researchers working on the nineteenth-century novel at University of São Paulo in Brazil. The Brazilian team are here as part of a collaboration between the universities led by Ross Forman and Sandra Vasconcelos, and includes a postgraduate who will be presenting at the workshop. Each text will be introduced from different angles by postgraduates.

Friday, October 14th, 2016
11-4
Writers' Room
Millburn House

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