Spring 2014 Seminar 1
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Worlding Realisms

a faculty/grad seminar and a February 7 symposium organized by the Unit for Criticism

All meetings are from 8:00-10:00pm at the IPRH Building (lower-level), 805 W. Pennsylvania, Urbana. For password information to access these readings please email Lauren Goodlad, Esti Ezkerra or John Moore.

Monday, January 27

Session co-leaders: Manisha Basu (English), Lauren Goodlad (English/Unit for Criticism), Rob Rushing (Italian/Comparative & World Literature), and Terri Weissman (Art History)

Jameson, Fredric. "Introduction," "Chap. 1: The Twin Sources of Realism: The Narrative Impulse," and "Chap. 2: The Twin Sources of Realism: Affect, or the Body's Present." The Antinomies of Realism NY: Verso, 2013. 1-44

Ben-Yishai, Ayelet. "Past Perfect: Legitimacy and Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White. Common Precedents: The Presentness of the Past in Victorian Law and Fiction. NY: Oxford UP, 2013. 145-176.

Anjaria, Ulka. "Chap. 1: Realism in the Colony." Realism in the Twentieth-Century Indian Novel: Colonial Difference and Literary Form. NY: Cambridge UP, 2012. 5-42.

Thaggert, Miriam. "A Photographic Language: Camera Lucida and the Photography of James Van der Zee and Aarond Siskind." Images of Black Modernism: Verbal and Visual Strategies of the Harlem Renaissance. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2010. 145-176.

Monday, February 3

Session co-leaders: J.B. Capino (English/Media and Cinema Studies), Vicki Mahaffey (English), and Julie Turnock (Media and Cinema Studies)

Esty, Jed and Colleen Lye. "Peripheral Realisms Now." MLQ 73.3 (2012): 269-288

O'Sullivan, Sean. Selections from Mike Leigh. Chicago: U of Illinois P, 2011.

Weissman, Terri. "Berenice Abbott: Realist." The Realisms of Berenice Abbott: Documentary Photography and Political Action. Los Angeles: U of California P, 2011.

Lye, Colleen. "The Asian American Sixties" (forthcoming from a Routledge Companion volume).