211: Presidential Plenary: Textual Transactions

10:15 AM–12:00 PM Friday, Jan 4, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Grand Ballroom A

Session Information

Description: Thinking of transactions as more than interactions of separate entities, panelists consider the ways reading and writing are (and are not) mutually constitutive transactions of human beings, texts, and contexts, all transformed by their encounters, just as entities in an ecosystem shape and are shaped by one another.

For linked sessions, see meetings 380 and 440.


1: Language and the Limits of the Numerical

Christopher John Newfield, U of California, Santa Barbara

2: Reading Black Freedom: Shakespeare and Genealogies of Resistance

Kim Felicia Hall, Barnard C

3: Dissociating Writing from Reading

Deborah Brandt, U of Wisconsin, Madison

4: Talking to the Hand: Note-Taking as Textual Mediation of Speech

John David Guillory, New York U

5: Textile as Text: New Ways of Reading the History of Black Women in Slavery

Tiya Miles, Harvard U


Anne Ruggles Gere, U of Michigan, Ann Arbor