Literature, Aesthetics, & Politics: The Function of the Literary Magazine in the Current Moment

Date: Friday, January 20, 2012 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: FHI Garage - C105, Bay 4, 1st Floor, Smith Warehouse

Co-organized by the Franklin Humanities Institute and Center for Philosophy, Art, and Literature

Please join the FHI and PAL for a day-long event addressing the function of the literary magazine/literary journal at the current moment. Members of the editorial collective of the New York-based journal n+1, Carla Blumenkranz, Mark Greif, and Marco Roth, and writers and members of the Kenya-based Kwani Trust, Billy Kahora and Keguro Macharia, will participate in a set of panels engaging the enduring and changing social and political significance of literary journals, the role of writers as public intellectuals, and the importance of literary writing in cultural shaping and social critique.

11:00 am - n+1 Panel with Carla Blumenkranz, Mark Greif, Marco Roth
2:00 pm - Kwani? Panel with Billy Kahora and Keguro Macharia
4:30 pm - Roundtable with Ian Baucom (chair), Fred Moten, Aarthi Vadde, n+1 & Kwani? participants
The symposium in a capsule: