Derek Attridge's 'The Work of Literature'

Monday 20 October 2014, 6.30PM

Professor Derek Attridge will be introducing and chairing a discussion of a chapter from his forthcoming book, The Work of Literature, which follows up on the material of The Singularity of Literature (2004). This event is part of the Reading and Interpretation seminar series.

Reading and Interpretation is a group for staff and postgraduate students interested in how and why we read literature. Discussions will explore questions such as: What are the pleasures of reading, and do they differ from the pleasures of interpretation? Is there ever a responsibility not to interpret? And what are the conditions, restrictions, and dangers of interpretation? Each meeting will focus on a short piece by a theorist or philosopher who has changed the way we read and interpret literature.

Contact Alex Alonso or Doug Battersby.

Location: Seminar Room BS/008, Berrick Saul Building, Heslington West Campus