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Forms of Fiction: The Novel in English Conference

November 07, 2013 12:30 PM | Linda Zanieski (Administrator)

Join the University of Chicago for a three-day event exploring four of the most read novels in the English-language canon. Writers A. S. Byatt and Tom McCarthy alongside Fredric Jameson and other scholars will take up Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, The Golden Bowl, and Ulysses. Join us for readings, lectures, panels, book signings, and receptions.


Please register in advance if you plan to attend any of the events taking place November 7–9. All events will be held at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts (915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL). The conference is free and open to the public.

Friday and Saturday's events include panel presentations by scholars on four of the most widely read novels in the English-language canon: Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch, Ulysses, and The Golden Bowl. The conference will close on Saturday afternoon with Fredric Jameson on “The Persistence of Narrative.”

All events are free and open to the public.

Conference Schedule
Thursday, November 7
5–6 p.m.  Tom McCarthy on Ulysses
6:30–8 p.m.  A. S. Byatt and Tom McCarthy readings and discussion
Doors will open at 4:15 p.m.; reception and book signings to follow
Friday, November 8
9:15 a.m.–3 p.m.  Presentations on Pride and Prejudice and Middlemarch
5:30–6:30 p.m.  A. S. Byatt on Middlemarch and The Golden Bowl
Doors will open at 4:15 p.m.; book signing to follow
Saturday, November 9
9:15 a.m.–3 p.m.  Presentations on The Golden Bowl and Ulysses
3:30 p.m.  Fredric Jameson, “The Persistence of Narrative”
Closing remarks and reception to follow
All events will be held in the Performance Hall at the
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts,
915 East 60th Street, Chicago, IL.

The full schedule and information on the presenters can be found at

For additional information or to request assistance, email or call 773.702.7423.
These events are made possible through the generous support of Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin. Additional support provided by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore and the UChicago Division of the Humanities, Department of English Language and Literature, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and Nicholson Center for British Studies.

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