Methods Café with Ato Quayson & Alex Woloch

Thu February 10th 2022, 5:00 - 6:30pm
Levinthal Hall at Stanford Humanities Center

Please join us for the first Methods Café between Ato Quayson and Alex Woloch on Woloch's The One vs the Many: Minor Characters and the Space of the Protagonist in the Novel (2003). The primary text to be analyzed will be Cormac McCarthy's Blood Meridian (1985).

Methods Café is a new dialogue series in the English Department that will pair up faculty and faculty or faculty and graduate students in a conversation about literary theory. Primary texts will be chosen to exemplify relevant theoretical models.

One variation will bring together two conversationalists who will apply the theoretical model in a published book or other work to an analysis of the primary text, from their own viewpoints. The other variation will center on one conversationalist asking another to explain the salience of a given work of literary theory and how has impacted on their thinking.