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All panels scheduled for UMC 325 on Thursday have been moved to the UMC Gallery (2nd Floor).


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Saturday, September 28 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Where Now?

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What does setting mean now, in 2013? Traditional notions of setting assume the referentiality of realism, and often fail to reflect our contemporary experiences of place, space, and literature. We find ourselves, as writers and as readers, less interested in the easy forgetting of language that underlies and enables conventional setting; rather, we are interested in the materiality of thatlanguage, in the fabric of our forms, in the space of the page reconceptualized. We say yes to Michael Martone’s assertion that place is “maintained through fiction.” We pay heed to Beckett’squestion thumping always in our heads while we inhabit a place: where now? Is setting necessary? What theory of language does conventional setting assume, and what theories of language can we engage through interrogations of setting?What possibilities – of form, content, character, plot, of language – arise when we refute the myth of realism and look beyond the illusion of reference?These are the questions we seek to ask and complicate through our writing. We imagine “Where now?” as a panel in which the participants described below read briefly from their work and then converse about innovative notions of setting with one another and the audience.

Saturday September 28, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm MDT
UMC Gallery University Memorial Center, 1669 Euclid Avenue (corner Broadway & Euclid Ave)

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