Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Upcoming Stubbs Lecture on The Creation of Literary Worlds

Of potential interest to some of you.....(reproduced in full from original)
Stubbs Lecture
Tuesday, 04 October 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
2011-12 Stubbs Lecture
The Creation of Literary Worlds
Martin Puchner
Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Harvard University 
Tuesday, October 4
4:30 p.m., Room 140, University College
15 King’s College Circle, University of Toronto
Reception Room 240 following lecture

The talk develops an approach to literature centered on world creation. Particular attention is paid to genres that foreground the capacity of literature to create whole worlds, such as world creation myths and science fiction. Three aspects of world creation will receive particular attention: reference; scale; and model. While reference accounts for the status of the worlds to be found within literary works, scale and model capture the particular challenges world creation literature faces. 
Members of the faculty, staff, students and the public are cordially invited.
No registration necessary. Call (416) 978-3160 for more information.

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