5.0610 Seminar: Issues in Criticism (Summer) (1/53)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Sun, 19 Jan 1992 18:28:55 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0610. Sunday, 19 Jan 1992.

Date: Friday, 10 Jan 1992 15:00:02 EST
From: John T. Harwood <JTH@psuvm.psu.edu>
Subject: Seminar on Historicisms and Cultural Critique


Summer Seminar

Seminar on Historicisms and Cultural Critique

June 25-30, 1992

State College, Pennsylvania

WAI-CHEE DIMOCK, Department of English, University of California,
San Diego. Author of Empire for Liberty: Melville and the
Poetics of Individualism (1989) and Symbolic Equality: Political
Theory, Law, and American Literature (forthcoming); co-editor of
the forthcoming Class and Literary Studies. Professor Dimock
will focus on the shifting configurations of gender and history.

MARJORIE LEVINSON, Department of English, University of
Pennsylvania. Editor of Rethinking Historicism (1989) and author
of Keats's life of Allegory: the Origins of Style (1988) and
other monographs treating Romantic poetry. Professor Levinson
will concentrate on cultural materialism.

BROOK THOMAS, Department of English and Comparative Literature,
University of California, Irvine. Author of Cross-Examination of
Law and Literature (1987) and The New Historicism and Other
Old-Fashioned Topics (1991). Professor Thomas's central topic
will be the crisis of representation.

The Penn State Seminar on Historicisms and Cultural Critique
offers faculty members in departments of English and modern
languages the opportunity to survey the major issues in and
freshen their knowledge of approaches to literature that
emphasize the relations between text and culture, including those
presently identified under the broad label of the New
Historicism. Seminar participants will hear presentations by
three well-known scholar-critics--Wai Chee Dimock, Marjorie
Levinson, and Brook Thomas--and engage in seminar-type
discussions organized by these leaders. Registrants are asked to
indicate their first and second choices for morning seminar
groups. The schedule and atmosphere are intended to encourage
informal discussions among participants.

For further information contact:

Wendell Harris
Department of English
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
Telephone: 814-863-2343 or 814-865-9243