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