Reminder: “Beyond Critique” at PAL (Duke Univ., 9/10, 2-6pm)

The Center for Philosophy, Arts, and Literature (PAL) and the Franklin Humanities Institute present:

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Beyond Critique: Reading after the Hermeneutics of Suspicion
September 10th 2pm – 6pm
A symposium followed by a reception held in the Duke University Rare Book Room in Perkins Library

What are the alternatives to the hermeneutics of suspicion?

Can literary studies move beyond critique?

Four distinguished scholars come together to discuss the ways we read now. Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best are the co-editors of the recent issue of Representations entitled “The Way We Read Now.” Rita Felski has received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work on the hermeneutics of suspicion. Kate Hayles is world renowned for her work on the modes of reading and writing in the digital age.


  • 2:00-2:30pm: Rita Felski (UVA Charlottesville) – “Suspicious Minds”
  • 2:35-3:05pm: Sharon Marcus (Columbia) – “Celebrity: A Surface Reading”
  • 3:10-3:40pm: Stephen Best (Berkeley) – “The History of People Who Did Not Exist”
  • 3:45-4:15pm: Katherine Hayles (Duke) – “Hyper Reading: Pattern versus Meaning”
  • 4:15-4:45pm: Discussion with all speakers, moderator: Toril Moi (Duke)
  • 5:00-6:00pm: Reception in the lobby outside the Rare Book Room

Free and open to the public.  For more information email Leonore Miller at or check the website:

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