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A New Space for Literary Study? Projects from the Stanford Literary Lab

A New Space for Literary Study? Projects from the Stanford Literary Lab
JHB 100
Time: Sep 14th, 4:00 pm End: Sep 14th, 6:00 pm
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A Public Lecture by Franco Moretti, 2011 Northrop Frye Professor

The Centre for Comparative Literature presents:

A Public Lecture by the 2011 Northrop Frye Professor: Franco Moretti
and  Ryan Heuser

A New Space for Literary Study?
Projects from the Stanford Literary Lab


4 P.M. Wednesday, September 14th, 2011
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100
170 St. George Street, Toronto

How does a structure modeled on the natural science laboratory transform the study of literature? Franco Moretti and Ryan Heuser report on a year of work at the Stanford Literary Lab, describing two of its current projects.

Franco Moretti is the Danily C and Laura Louise Bell Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Stanford University. He is the author of many studies that have redefined the field of novel studies, including Signs Taken for Wonders (1983), The Way of the World (1987), Modern Epic (1995), Atlas of the European Novel 1800-1900 (1998), and Graphs, Maps, Trees (2005). He was the chief editor of the two-volume The Novel (Princeton, 2006). At Stanford he founded the Center for the Study of the Novel and, with Matt Jockers, the Literary Lab. He writes often for New Left Review, is a member of Retort, a collective of radical intellectuals, and his work has been translated into over twenty languages.

Ryan Heuser is a digital researcher and designer, and coordinates the activities of the Literary Lab.

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This event is free and open to the public.  Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 3:30 p.m.  If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation to attend this lecture, please contact the Centre for Comparative Literature at (416) 813-4041


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