The Nerds, Wonks, and Neo-Cons symposium

Comparative Literature Luncheon Series
Apr 29, 2013
12:15 PM to 01:30 PM
102 Kern

Featured Speakers include:

Siobahn Carroll, University of Delaware
Ed Comentale, Indiana University
Brian Glavey, University of South Carolina
Jennifer Glazer, University of Cincinnati
Nathan Grant, St. Louis University
Aaron Jaffe, University of Louisville
Warren Liu, Scripps College
Bill Maxwell, Washington University
Paul Narkunas, John Jay College, CUNY
Donald Pease, Dartmouth College
James Braxton Peterson, Lehigh University
Judith Roof, Rice University
Jamie Taylor, Bryn Mawr College

As so-called public intellectuals and university scholars alike continue to struggle for mainstream visibility, what other forms of attention, excitement, and expertise have emerged alongside them, or as their de facto replacements? By bringing together scholars of US literature and culture with historians of science and technology, political scientists, and other scholars and critics, this symposium looked beyond the scholarly tendency to idealize intellectual activity in order to explore other models and practices of learnedness, reflection, knowledge production, and opinion circulation in the contemporary world.

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