Stubbs LectureTuesday, 04 October 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm2011-12 Stubbs Lecture
The Creation of Literary WorldsMartin PuchnerProfessor of English and Comparative LiteratureHarvard University
Tuesday, October 44:30 p.m., Room 140, University College15 King’s College Circle, University of TorontoReception 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.
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