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Left to Right: Réda Bensmaïa, Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University; Nancy Armstrong, Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor of English; and Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature.
Thursday, September 10, 2015

On Thursday, September 3, Duke University Middle East Studies Center, the Novel Project, the Franklin Humanities Institute, and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies sponsored the event “In Memoriam: Assia Djebar,” known for bringing a feminist perspective to the Arabic novel.  Professor Ranjana Khanna... read more »


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"What is the Contemporary Novel?" is the second edition of the novel-centered symposium organized by graduate students at Duke University. The symposium took place on October 31st and November 1st and featured Jane Eliiott (King's College), Justin Neuman (Yale), and Hector Hoyos (Stanford) who... read more »


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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

A few weeks ago, graduate students in English and Literature at Duke University and UNC, Chapel Hill convened a two-day symposium on the contemporary novel. Jane Eliiott (King's College), Justin Neuman (Yale), and Hector Hoyos (Stanford) presented papers at the event, after which the... read more »


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Members of the Society for Novel Studies convened this past weekend at the University of Utah for the society's bi-annual conference, titled Land and the Novel. In attendance were scholars of the novel from various institutions in the country. Ngugi wa Thiongo and Ursala Heise presented the plenary... read more »


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On the 19th of October, the Brown and Duke offices of NOVEL hosted a symposium titled Novel and the Anthropocene. Matthew Taylor (English, UNC, Chapel Hill), Tobias Boes (German, Notre Dame) and Noah Heringman (English, University of Missouri) gave a... read more »


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Friday, April 4 10 am-­‐12 noon 1. Working the Land (Alpine) Chair: Ellen Rooney (Brown University) Panelists: Mark Browning (Johnson County Community College), “‘How You Gonna Keep Em Down on the Farm’: Rural Life as Eden in American Fiction” Elizabeth Duquette (Gettysburg College), “Building on... read more »


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

From July 1-4, University of Sidney will host a conference on the prosaic imaginary of the novel. See below for more info: CALL FOR PAPERS The conference will open up the nuances of the term ‘prosaic’ by exploring the privileged relationship between the novel genre and multiple and... read more »


Ursula Heise
Monday, January 13, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Ursula Heise is billed to speak at the 2014 SNS Conference on land and the novel.  Ursula K. Heise teaches in the Department of English and at the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at UCLA. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and served as President of ASLE... read more »


Monday, January 13, 2014

1.   Complete the online registration form HERE. 2.    Make University Guest House reservation HERE  and use the following Group ID and... read more »


Monday, January 13, 2014

We are happy to announce that Ngugi wa Thiong'o is a plenary speaker at the 2014 SNS conference titled Land and the Novel.  Ngugi wa Thiong'o is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine. Born in Kenya in 1938 into a large peasant family,... read more »


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