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Description: Following the spirit of Matthew Arnold, who first pondered the function of criticism in the Victorian era, panelists explore what the discourse of criticism, in serving the ideas of nation and of temporality, can still offer scholars at a time when it is under siege.


Gordon N. Hutner, U of Illinois, Urbana


Eva Cherniavsky, U of Washington, Seattle

Yogita Goyal, U of California, Los Angeles

Mark Greif, New School

Stephanie LeMenager, U of Oregon

Eric W. Lott, Graduate Center, City U of New York

Kenneth W. Warren, U of Chicago