University of Pittsburgh
November 4, 2010

A boundary 2 Symposium to Be Held at Pitt Nov. 6

An academic and cultural journal, boundary 2 sponsors occasional miniconferences
Contact:  412-624-4147

PITTSBURGH—A boundary 2 symposium at the University of Pittsburgh, providing scholars the opportunity to address issues of literature and culture, will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 6, Room 602, Cathedral of Learning, 4200 Fifth Ave., Oakland. 

The free public symposium will provide an opportunity for scholars to present and discuss their work with other members of the academy and the community at large. 

Edited by Paul A. Bové, Pitt Distinguished Professor of English, and published by Duke University Press, boundary 2 is an international journal of literature and culture that features cutting-edge criticism, reviews, and interviews. The journal deals theoretically and historically with literature and culture in ways important to a transitional era in media, writing, politics, and ideas. 

For more information on the symposium, call 412-624-4605. 

The symposium schedule follows. 

9:45-10 a.m.

In Memoriam—Eric Clarke, associate professor of English who died Oct. 10, 2010 

10:15 a.m.-noon

Donald Pease, Ted and Helen Geisel Third Century Professor in the Humanities and chair of the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program at Dartmouth University,Novel Governmentality: Pip’s Witness” 

Tony Bogues, professor of Africana studies and political science and Harmon Family Professor at Brown University, “‘A World We Must Learn’: Critical Thinking and the Radical Imagination, Reading Fanon” 

Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the humanities at Columbia University, “Is Literature a Secular Concept?” 

Noon-1:30 p.m.


1:30-2:45 p.m.

Nergis Ertürk, assistant professor of comparative literature at Pennsylvania State University, “Tanpinar and the Literary Common” 

Richard Purcell, assistant professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University, “Novel Lessons From a ‘Left-Handed Democracy’” 3-4:30 p.m.

Anita Starosta, adjunct professor at Rhode Island School of Design,Unreadable and Unread Masterpieces” 

Ronald Judy, professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, “Poesis, Imagination, and Communities of Feeling” 

Lindsay Waters, executive editor for the humanities at Harvard University Press, “Yes, We Can Connect the Dots: The Case for Holism Against Atomism” 

4:45-6 p.m.

Joseph A. Buttigieg, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at Notre Dame University, “The Tea Party’s New Assault on the Intellectuals” 

Daniel O’Hara, professor of English at Temple University, “Erotic Irony, or, The Genius of Love and Death: Toward a Rereading of Doctor Faustus.”