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Professor Lawrence Buell to Speak

On Thursday, 11/13, Professor Lawrence Buell will give a lecture on “The Dream of the Great American Novel Revisited: National Narrative in Post-National Age,” at 3:30pm, in the Lindsay Young Auditorium, in the John C. Hodges Library. Professor Buell will discuss the “American-ness” of the American novel; how authors and readers engage with an identifiably national form of expression of an era when the image of the unitary nation is contested. Professor Buell is the Powell M. Cabot Research Professor of American Literature at Harvard University. Since the publication of Literary Transcendentalism in 1973, Buell has been a leading scholar in American literary studies. His most recent work is The Dream of the Great American Novel (2014).

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