What happens to our thinking about plays when prologues, epilogues and songs become mobile pieces

A literary perspective on nationalism, modernism, Apartheid, and state censorship.

Lionnet discusses the various issues surrounding French literary identity and the notion of a world literature in French.

Rev explores how memories of atrocities are closely connected with traumatic silence, as well as the theory of how trauma can be passed onto others by listening, making trauma an intergenerational experience.

H.P. Blavatsky’s occult writings set the stage for speculations about crypto-conversion, conscience, and responsibility, which subsequently engaged Derrida, among other thinkers.

What happens when Latin American literature and the Iowa Writer's Workshop collide? And why do so many readers ask Daniel Alarcón if he can recommend a good hotel in Cuzco? In this brief talk, Alarcón explores matters of canonicity and authenticity with respect to Latin American literature.
Paula Moya is a scholar of 20th and 21st century American literatures, Chicana/o cultural studies, feminist theory, and comparative studies in race and ethnicity at Stanford University. In this brief talk, she explores some of the contradictory patterns of authority and authenticity occasioned by the cross-cultural production and reception of Latin American literature.

Through an examination of W.G. Sebald, Professor Gray’s Katz lecture engages the conflicts between poetic technique and historical reliability that haunt contemporary German Holocaust literature.