AustinLogoThe Presidential Plenary: Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future

Friday, 8 January, 10:15 a.m.–12:00 noon, Lone Star D, JW Marriott

Panelists consider the public face of literature and other kinds of texts both historically and in the present and future. How does literature engage its publics? How is the work of MLA members—teachers, literary historians, editors, critics, and others—a public act? And how might we conceive the future publics for what we study and do?

Linked Session: The Public Work of Interpretation

Saturday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., Lone Star F-H, JW Marriott

The speakers reflect on the place of historical, legal, and institutional or public interpretation in the general culture.

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