What happens when a contemporary novel adds two nineteenth-century novelists and audio-visual media? What happens when it divides one by the other? This is the formula at work in Valeria Luiselli’s 2013 novel The Story of My Teeth
, first conceived as part of a gallery catalogue for an exhibition at Galeria Jumex in Mexico City. Alexandra Kingston-Reese considers what is at stake in the grammar of this formula, positing it is a sequence of aesthetic, social, political, and affective correspondences between the novel and its literary precedents, intertexts, intermedia, and ultimately its readers.
This seminar discusses a precirculated paper. For a copy of Dr Kingston-Reese's paper, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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