Ngugi wa Thiong'o to Speak at the 2014 SNS Conference
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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Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, October 18th 2013 Duke University, FHI Garage, 1st Floor, Smith Warehouse, Durham, NC 27708 10:00 – 5:30 “The Anthropocene” is a recently coined, as-of-yet informal geologic period intended to mark the moment when human activities began to... read more »

Call For Papers:  Society for Novel Studies Conference at the University of Utah April 4-6, 2014
Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Call For Papers Society for Novel Studies Conference at the University of Utah April 4-6, 2014 Organizers: Vincent Pecora, Scott Black, Jeremy Rosen Land and the Novel The history of the novel is in some... read more »

Panel Topics for the 2014 SNS Conference
Sunday, September 1, 2013

Panel Topics for SNS Conference, April 4-6, 2014, University of Utah Conference Title: Land and the Novel 1.     Land, Territory, Nation, Empire 2.     Genres of Land: Saga, Pastoral, Georgic and the Novel 3.     Land, Law, and Property 4.     Working the Land 5... read more »

Thursday, July 25, 2013

1. 2014 SNS CONFERENCE It's almost two years since the highly successful 2012 Novel Worlds Conference took place at Duke University. (See photos from the conference ... read more »

Monday, April 1, 2013

From April 27-28 last year, Duke University was abuzz with one of the biggest literary conferences that ever took place on its grounds. International and local literary scholars gathered at the lovely Washingtong Duke Inn to think and talk about the novel's "capacity to fabricate specific models of... read more »

NOVEL INTERVIEW | Ghosh -- "History is at the Heart of the Novel."
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Amitav Ghosh was at Duke University for the 2012 Novel Worlds Conference as a keynote speaker. The morning after his lecture, Azeen Khan, a graduate student of English here at Duke, had a chance to chat with him about everything from the opium war and the history of free trade to the relationship... read more »