"Ends of History" (Symposium)

Co-Organized by the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory and the Trowbridge Office on American Literature, Culture, and Society

9:30am, Coffee Reception

9:45am, Opening Remarks
Lauren M.E. Goodlad (Director, Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory)
Gordon Hutner (Director, Trowbridge Office on American Literature, Culture, & Society)

10:00am - 11:30am, Panel 1
Stephen Best (Berkeley), "On Failing to Make the Past Present"
Manu Goswami (NYU), "Against Depth?: Varieties of Formalisms"
Moderator: Christopher Freeburg (English)

11:30am - 11:45am, Coffee Break

11:45am - 1:00pm, Panel 2
Heather Love (U Pennsylvania), "What Is Going On Here? Observational Method and Literary History"
Srinivas Aravamudan (Duke), "Whose Literary Geography?"
Moderator: Waïl Hassan (Comparative Literature/Global Studies)

1:00pm - 2:15pm, LUNCH BUFFET, Levis Faculty Center, Music Room

2:15pm - 3:45pm, Panel 3
Rachel Buurma (Swarthmore), "The History of Critical Collectivity"
Walter Benn Michaels (University of Illinois, Chicago), "If We Can’t End History, Could We At Least End Historicism? (An Apology)"
Moderator: Hina Nazar (English)

3:45pm - 4:00pm, Coffee Break

4:00pm - 5:00pm, Closing Roundtable
Patrick Bray (French)
Jodi Byrd (American Indian Studies/English)
Justine Murison (English)
Mark Steinberg (History/Slavic Languages & Literatures)
Caroline H. Yang (Asian American Studies)