Hari Kunzru, Ashley Dawson and Yours Truly



















Translit, or, The Historical Novel Now.

I'll be speaking with

Hari Kunzru,
author of
Gods Without Men,

and

Ashley Dawson,
author of
The Routledge Concise History of 20th Century British Literature,

at

The Graduate Center,

on October 10th, at 6:30 PM.

What will we be discussing?



Well, I'm not entirely sure.

But, we may touch upon:

Historiographical meta-fiction; chronotopes; cloud atlases; Walter Benjamin's angel of history; deckled edges; apocalypse-lit; György Lukács; coyote tricksters; Frederic Jameson; skeuomorphs; Heaven's Gate and the Industrial Church of The New World Comforter; end-of-empire; the Ein Sof; Carlos Casteneda; Wolf Hall; the vagaries of spot-glossing and the varieties of parchment; the mountain meadows massacre; Independence Day; speculative fiction v. historical fiction and the genre question; the colonization of the past in our putatively post-colonial present...

Or, you know—whatever




Basically, my contribution will be to sit there, smiling. (these other fellows are rather bright.)


Although I might supply some fun pictures.




In any case, WHO KNOWS WHAT WILL HAPPEN?!



→JOIN US.

Won't you?


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