JNT Dialogue 2015: "After Post-Structuralism?"

Featuring and Jonathan Elmer

Nancy Armstrong is Gilbert, Louis, and Edward Lehrman Professor of English at
Duke University and editor of the journal Novel: A Forum on Fiction.  Her books include Desire and Domestic Fiction: A Political History of the Novel (Oxford UP, 1986), (with Leonard Tennenhouse) The Imaginary Puritan: Literature, Intellectual Labor, and the Origins of Personal Life (U California Press, 1992), Fiction in the Age of Photography: The Legacy of British Realism (1999), and How Novels Think: The Limits of Individualism, 1719-1900 (2005).  She is currently finishing another book coauthored with Tennenhouse, “The Conversion Effect: Early American Aspects of the Novel” (U Penn Press, forthcoming 2016).

Jonathan Elmer is Professor of English at Indiana University, where he served for several years as chair, and now serves as Director of the College Arts and Humanities Institute. He is author of two books, On Lingering and Being Last: Race and Sovereignty in the New World (Fordham 2008), and Reading at the Social Limit: Affect, Mass Culture, and Edgar Allan Poe (Stanford 1995). His articles, on figures ranging from Jefferson and Neal to Lacan, Luhmann, Lechter, and Lebowski, have appeared in a range of journals, including American Literature, American Literary History, diacritics, boundary 2, J19: The Journal of Nineteenth-Century Americanists, and Cultural Critique.  He is currently at work on two large projects, one a study of the concept of play in twentieth-century aesthetic and social thought, and another titled “Remedial Poe,” focused on problems of mediation as they vex our narratives of cultural history.

The 2015 JNT Dialogue took place on Thursday, March 12 at the Eastern Michigan University Halle Auditorium.

Previous JNT Dialogue events include:

2014 - "Thinking Bodies" with speakers Laura Otis and Jay Clayton.

2013 --"The Queer Commons" with speakers José Esteban Muñoz and Samuel Ray Delany, Jr.

2012 --"Nonhumans: Ecology, Ethics, Objects" with speakers Jeffrey J. Cohen and Timothy Morton

2011 -- "Failing to be Subjects: On Queerness and Negativity" with speakers Lauren Berlant and Jack Judith Halberstam

2010 -- "Globalization Now: Flows and Limits" with speakers Crystal Bartolovich and Paul Smith