5.0863 Seminar: New Historicism (1/46)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 28 Apr 1992 17:36:41 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0863. Tuesday, 28 Apr 1992.

Date: Tuesday, 28 Apr 1992 09:01:25 EDT
From: John T. Harwood <JTH@psuvm.psu.edu>
Subject: New Historicism Seminar


Summer Seminar


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's general
title is "The Dialectic of Enlightenment: To Be Continued,"
considering paradigms from the preCartesian to the present deep
ecology movement.

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 "The
Turn to History and the Crisis of Representation."

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