Methods Café with Mark Greif & Mark McGurl

Thu November 30th 2023, 5:00 - 7:00pm
Terrace Room (rm. 426), Margaret Jacks Hall, Bldg 460
450 Jane Stanford Way, Bldg 460, Stanford, CA 94305

Mark Greif will present his current understanding of his lifetime research agenda, projects complete and incomplete, recent discoveries and claims of his project and book on pornography, plus future directions and goals for collaboration. Then he will ask for advice and feedback from the audience. Ideas will be on offer for anyone who wants them. Mark McGurl will serve as wise interlocutor.

Methods Café is a dialogue series in the English Department that pairs faculty members in a conversation about literary theory. Primary texts are 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 it has had  an impact on their thinking.

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