Architectures of the Novel: A NOVEL Colloquium

The Colloquium is a collaboration between the Faculty of English (University of Oxford), Duke University and the journal NOVEL. The colloquium will welcome speakers including Adrienne Brown (University of Chicago), Lillian Chee (National University of Singapore) and Grace Musila (University of Witwatersrand). The event is free and open to the public with no registration required.

10.00 -11.15 Adrienne Brown (University of Chicago) // How Do You Represent a Problem like Institutional Racism? — The Horizons of Fair Housing in The Landlord (1966) and The Landlord (1970)
11.30-12.45 Lilian Chee (National University of Singapore) // Anxious Domesticities: The Ruled and the Unruly in the Tropics
12.45-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.15 Michael Jonik (University of Sussex) // The Underground Novel
15.30-16.45 Grace Musila (University of Witwatersrand) // The Narrative Pressures of Black Precarity in Dinaw Mengestu’s Fiction
17.00-18.00 Response // Nancy Armstrong (Duke University), Ankhi Mukherjee (University of Oxford), Helen Small (University of Oxford)
18.00-19.00 Reception