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Reading Group on Joseph North's Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History

Led by Evan Radeen

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Join us for a discussion on a selection from Joseph North's Literary Criticism: A Concise Political History. We will be reading a portion of the book selected by Evan Radeen, a PhD student in English Language and Literature, who will also be leading the group discussion. He describes the work below:

This section comes from the fourth chapter of Joseph North’s 2017 book. The book traces the development of academic literary criticism in the Anglo-American world, offering a bold, polemical account of its forgotten origins and historical advances. The fourth chapter builds on this account, taking stock of new critical paradigms in order chart the possibilities for the future of the discipline; in the second section, “Intimations,” North turns the discussion toward the work of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, D.A. Miller, and Lauren Berlant.

To RSVP and receive an electronic copy of the reading, please contact Rachel Cawkwell ( or Kyle McCormick (
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When and Where

Map Angell Hall - 3154

December 2017

1:00pm - 2:30pm

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