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Humans in a Non-Human World: Computation, Translation, and The Three-Body Problem

Poster for Humans in a Non-Human World
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Thursday, October 31, 2019
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5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Wai Chee Dimock, Mark Seltzer, Eva Illouz

NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction is proud to announce, in partnership with the Franklin Humanities Institute, that Wai Chee Dimock will give a talk, "Humans in a Non-Human World: Computation, Translation, and The Three-Body Problem," on October 31st in 314 Allen. The talk will begin at 5pm, and refreshments will be served from 4.30pm. Dimock who is currently Editor of PMLA, as well as William Lampson Professor of American Studies and Professor of English at Yale, has written on American literature of every period, from Anne Bradstreet to Star Trek. She argues for a broad conception of literature, embracing a variety of time frames, bringing together materials both high and low, and scales both local and global. She is the author of Through Other Continents: American Literature across Deep Time (Princeton UP), Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature (Princeton UP), and Residues of Justice: Literature, Law, Philosophy (U of California P).

Professor Dimock will also host a seminar with graduate students on November 1st in 314 Allen from 12-2pm. Lunch will be provided. If you are interested in attending the seminar, please RSVP to russell.coldicutt@duke.edu by no later than Friday October 24 (this Friday).

Please mark your calendars and feel free to spread the word. All are welcome!