I’ll be speaking on Friday at 10:15 as part of a panel called “What Does Comparative Literature Do for, against, after Periodization?”; and then participating in a roundtable, “Parsing World Literature in the Twenty-First Century: Alternatives to Period, Region, and … Continue reading →
UCLA and USC in between trips to Las Vegas; first image is of a David Hockney painting. Both talks mainly on the new book. Slides below.
Bruce Clarke (Texas Tech; also an original member of Sha Na Na) and I keynoted the Southern Comparative Literature Association’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. Talk had some stuff on Jason Rohrer from the new book project, in the later slides … Continue reading →
I gave two talks this summer at Nanjing University, both on chapters of On Literary Worlds (the first and the third chapters, respectively). First time giving talks in Chinese, which worked so-so for the first talk (about 90 percent Chinese, the rest English) … Continue reading →
Part of another great conference organized by David Wang.
I spoke in the universe’s longest-running comparative literature talk series here at Penn State to present part of what became “Against Periodization” (and of course the third part of On Literary Worlds). I start out nervous, but at some point things … Continue reading →
I did an interview with Penn State’s Jamie Oberdick on the state of video game teaching in the university and on the sociocultural approach to video games more generally.
So a few years ago my friend Sarah Koenig did a piece on how I met Yuanyuan for This American Life. You can listen to the show.