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Rising Early: An Imaginary Vistas Symposium

November 2 and 3, 2012

From the event description:

The concept of "earliness" that animates the symposium encourages a variety of conversations: literature from the early American period; the origins of key critical ideas (global awareness, sexuality, affiliative communities); ideas about critical inclusion (earlier critics of literature, earlier theories, approaches, and values); questions of history, memory, and historicist practice; questions about periodization as a practice; even thoughts about the focus on (or fetish for) contemporaneity.

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