Oct 01, 2011
01:45 PM to 05:30 PM
Hintz Family Alumni Center

Penn State will be hosting ACL(x), the experimental fall conference of the American Comparative Literature Association, September 30 – October 1.

The conference, devoted this year to the theme of E(x)change, will focus on new ways of exchanging and discussing academic work in the conference context. It will therefore feature talks with Twitter feedback, one danced performance, a session of five-minute papers, a debate, and several other innovations in academic format, each chosen in a spirit of experimentation and in the hope that it might prove duplicable.

The conference features a number of well-known scholars in literary studies, among them Frances Ferguson (Chicago), Haun Saussy (Chicago), David Damrosch (Harvard), Carlos Rojas (Duke), Jeffrey Schnapp (Harvard), Joey Slaughter (Columbia), Haiyan Lee (Stanford), Judith Roof (Rice), Madhumita Lahiri (Brown), and Jennifer Wenzel (Michigan), as well as talks by several of our Penn State colleagues. Most sessions will be held at the Atherton Hotel; Saturday afternoon sessions will occur at the Hintz Alumni Center.

Please visit the ACL(x) web site for more information and a detailed schedule of events and download the flyer.

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