The English Department is pleased to announce the 2015 Leonora Woodman Memorial Lecture will be presented on Tuesday, September 15, 4:30 pm, STEW 306. This year's guest speaker is Dr. Mark McGurl from Stanford University. Professor McGurl will be speaking on:
"Everything and Less: Fiction in the Age of Amazon"
What do we see when we consider Amazon.com as the corporate subject—or protagonist—of contemporary American literary history? Beginning with a discussion of the literary practices and programs “organic” to the Amazon digital ecology—Kindle Direct Publishing and its brethren—the talk will then branch out to ask how the logic, ethos, and even temporality of “customer service” might be taken as the dominant logic of contemporary American fiction as such.
Please join us for Professor McGurl's presentation. More information to follow.