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Event Date: 13th Jan 2016 | 12:00
‘Late Reading: Erich Auerbach and the Spätboot of Comparative Literature’
ArtsOne 2.17, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS
A research seminar given by Professor Ben Hutchinson of the University of Kent. Abstract: 'This talk will reflect on the discipline of Comparative Literature as it developed in the post-war period. Building on recent work on lateness, it will focus on Erich Auerbach's 'Philology of World Literature' as an example of neither close nor distant reading, but rather of an historically contingent category that I term "late reading".'