The English Institute at Harvard University

2010 Poster September 10-12, Harvard University


Readings for the Open Discussion (Wimsatt & Beardsley, Foucault) can be found in The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. Wimsatt & Beardsley can also be found in The Verbal Icon: Studies in the Meaning of Poetry (1954), and Foucault in Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews (1977).
Conference Schedule
Friday, September 10th (Barker Center, Thompson Room)
2:00 p.m. Jean Howard, Columbia University
"The Paradox of Theatrical Authorship"
3:30 p.m. Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania
"Insinuating Authors"
5:00 p.m. Reception
Saturday, September 11th (Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium)
9:30 a.m. Round Table: Open Discussion of W.K. Wimsatt and Monroe Beardsley, "The Intentional Fallacy," (1946) and Michel Foucault, "What is an Author?" (1969)
11:00 a.m. Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley
"Death and the Author"
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
2:00 p.m. Jacqueline Goldsby, New York University
"Photography and the Golden Age of Negro Authorship"
3:30 p.m. The World Performance Project at Yale
"Authorship and the Literature of Movement"
5:00 p.m. Plenary Meeting
Sunday, September 12th (Boylston Hall, Fong Auditorium)
9:30 a.m. Adela Pinch, University of Michigan
"'A Shape All Light'"
11:00 a.m. Jerome Christensen, University of California, Irvine
"Pinocchio Logic, Pixar Theory, and the Assertion of 'Cultural' Authorship"