Oct 10, 2012, 6:30pm
Room C204/C205

Translit, or The Historical Novel Now

Ashley Dawson, Hari Kunzru, Peter Mendelsund

Contemporary novels often cross history without being historical, and collapse time and space without a corresponding shift in point of view. Has a new genre emerged? How does the use of history in contemporary literature reflect popular attitudes toward current political and economic events? And how—if at all—does this tendency bear on the way in which publishing itself is fast-becoming historical? Join novelist Hari Kunzru as he speaks with artists and scholars about these questions and others.


Co-sponsored by the PhD Program in English


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