Thursday, April 15, 2021

Faculty sponsors: Nancy Armstrong, Roberto Dainotto, Anne Garréta If the global circulation of novels has increased in numbers, reach, and importance during the period from 1990 to 2020, we figured, then it stands to reason that critical work on this body of fiction should increase in these... read more about Novel Project Graduate Seminars Reckon with the Global Novel  »

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Sponsored by the Society for Novel Studies, the new podcast Novel Dialogue aims to bring literary critics and novelists together to discuss how we read, write, publish, and remember novels. Hosted by Aarthi Vadde, Associate Professor of English at Duke University, and John Plotz, Barbara... read more about First Season of the Novel Dialogue Podcast Drops »

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Among the many forms of disappointment brought on by the pandemic, the necessity of canceling the 2020 conference of the Society for Novel Studies at Oxford last spring was hardly the most life-changing.  Nevertheless, we feel strongly that meetings where scholars from a range of universities come... read more about Novel Announces Special Issues Inspired by Canceled SNS Conference »

Monday, April 12, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the spring 2020 Society for Novel Studies conference in Oxford, England was cancelled. The program, which put together an impressive array of papers, is available below. In homage to the work that organizers Penny Fielding, Andrew Taylor, and Lloyd Pratt put into SNS... read more about Society for Novel Studies 2020 Conference Canceled »

Monday, February 8, 2021

By: Caroline Levine The theme for the 2018 biennial SNS conference at Cornell was Novel Theory. We asked: what is the theory of the novel in the 21st century? how do novels theorize? The conference itself offered a number of formats—conventional panels and keynote lectures, keyword seminars with... read more about Society for Novel Studies Cornell Conference Recap »

Novel Life-Forms Poster
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Novel: A Forum on Fiction is excited to announce its fall symposium will be held at Brown University November 15. The event asks "who or what counts as 'life' within the frame of the novel?" The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. at the Stephen Robert '62 Campus Center, will... read more about Brown Fall Symposium: Novel Life-Forms »

Monday, October 7, 2019

The Novel Project at Duke is excited to host Wai Chee Dimock for a talk, "Humans in a Non-Human World: Computation, Translation, and the Three-Body Problem," Thursday, October 31. The event is co-sponsored by Novel: A Forum on Fiction and the Duke Franklin Humanities Institute. The even... read more about Duke Event: Wai Chee Dimock Talk  »

Event Poster
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

NOVEL is excited for our summer colloquium at the University of Oxford. For more information about our June 21 event, please see the official website. read more about Architectures of the Novel: June 21 2019 »

Friday, January 4, 2019

The 2018 Novel Symposium The Return of Genre featured talks from Eva Illouz from Hebrew University Sociology and Mark Seltzer from UCLA.  read more about The Return of Genre Fiction: Photos »

Friday, January 4, 2019

NOVEL is excited host to Radical Aesthetics, a symposium at Duke University featuring talks from Joshua Clover (University of California-Davis) and Anne Garland Mahler (University of Virginia). The event will take place Thursday, February 7 from 5-7 p.m. in the Franklin Humanities Institute's... read more about Upcoming Event: Radical Aesthetics  »