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Beneath the American Renaissance at Twenty-Five

OCT 18, 2013 | 2:00 PM

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9204

WHEN:

October 18, 2013: 2:00 PM

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Free

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In this symposium, several leading Americanists—Bill Kelly and Robert Reid-Pharr of the Graduate Center, CUNY, Annette Gordon-Reed of Harvard, Sean Wilentz of Princeton, and Brenda Wineapple of Columbia and The New School—will discuss the theoretical, conceptual, and methodological implications of David S. Reynolds’s prize-winning Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville (1988), which was recently reprinted and released as an e-book. Many of the impulses behind this seminal book and other writings by Reynolds—such as democratizing literary and historical study, recuperating lesser-known works, taking seriously the relationship between popular texts and canonical literature—have since become fundamental to various revisionist methodologies of criticism and cultural studies.  David S. Reynolds of the Graduate Center, CUNY will give a brief response.  Room 9204/5