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Ian Afflerbach (University of North Georgia, USA)

June 6, 2019
6-8 p.m.
ROOM CHANGE: 02.102 (Philosophicum II)

This talk examines debates about method in modernist periodical studies and the digital humanities, focusing on recent conversations abount “strong” and “weak” theories of reading. In so doing, the talk would draw on examples from my experience with journals like Partisan Review, The Dial, and Astounding Stories, describing the benefits (and complexities) of conducting research with these journals, as well as teaching with them – a vital benefit of periodical studies that we too often exclude.

Ian Afflerbach is an Assistant Professor of American Literature at the University of North Georgia. He teaches and researches in 20th century American literature and politics, modernism and modernist studies, African-American Literature, periodical culture, and the history of ideas.

 

You can download the poster for the event here. (Please note the room change as indicated above.)

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