September 29, 2015
Charles Tung, associate professor of English, was invited by the Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at the University of Louisville to give a seminar on Ben Lerner's novel 10:04 and contemporary U.S. fiction at the University of California, Berkeley. The seminar focused on the novel's questions about social, political and environmental futures, and its exploration of possible collective identities for whom the fantasy of a "great American novel" provides inadequate representation. The participants in the seminar were literature and language scholars from around the globe who were visiting the U.S. as part of the Department of State Institute on Contemporary American Literature.
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