Conference on Literature @ U of L

Karen Tei Yamashita

Feb. 23-25

U of L Ekstrom Library & Strickler Hall
Free; 11:30 a.m. (Thu.), 5 p.m. (Fri.)

It’s the 40th time around for “The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture,” and once again U of L will be chockfull of the literary avant garde and those who study their peculiar and fascinating ways. This year a few of the featured talks will be open to the general public (and free), and two are of particular interest. Thursday morning brings Karen Tei Yamashita, whose most recent triumph “I Hotel” mixes meta elements and a unique look at civil rights concerns. Friday afternoon brings New York Times writer Tom McCarthy, who willfully and enchantingly plays with reader expectations in his own novels. Others coming for the conference include philosophy professor Simon Critchley, Ecuadorian poet Natasha Salguero and English professor Adalaide Morris. Check the website for times and locations. —T.E. Lyons

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