This year’s one-day conference to be held on October 14, 2011 at Fordham University's Lincoln Center campus calls for a day's worth of reasonable, temperate, diplomatic discourse on the topic of literary, historical, and political outrage. Set in the heart of New York City, The Art of Outrage is setting up to be a thought-provoking, one-of-a-kind event.
Each panel will consist of three ten-minute presentations followed by a half-hour discussion amongst panelists, conference attendees, and a moderator. In addition to traditional academic papers, each panel will feature a creative literary submission.
The day will conclude with a keynote presentation by Russ Castronovo,the Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his dynamic and lucid scholarly work, Prof. Castronovo focuses primarily on the political significance of American literature and the relationship between literature and democracy. Prof. Castronovo's publications include Beautiful Democracy: Aesthetics and Anarchy in Global Era (2007), Necro Citizenship: Death, Eroticism, and the Public Sphere in the Nineteenth-Century United States (2001), Fathering the Nation: American Genealogies of Slavery and Freedom (1995). In 2002 he co-edited Materializing Democracy: Towards a Revitalized Cultural Politics and edited the forthcoming Oxford Handbook to 19th-Century American Literature. He is currently at work on a study of the circulation of propaganda in the years surrounding the American Revolutionary War.
We are also currently working on arranging an after party. Expect dancing, live-music, and fun to last the whole night long.
Thanks to generous support from GSAS, GSA, Academic Affairs, Humanities & Sciences, Literary Studies, and the English Department, "The Art of Outrage” is free and open to all.
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