Comparative Literature lecture to examine subject of the work of fiction Nov. 2

October 30, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Timothy Bewes, professor of English at Brown University, will present “Free Indirect, or Who is the Subject of the Work of Fiction?” at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

Bewes is the author of “Cynicism and Postmodernity” (1997), “Reification, or The Anxiety of Late Capitalism” (2002), and “The Event of Postcolonial Shame” (2011). He has co-edited several collections of essays, including “Georg Lukács: The Fundamental Dissonance of Existence” (Continuum, 2011), and he recently edited a special issue of the journal Novel: A Forum on Fiction on “Jacques Rancière and the Novel.” The subjects of his recently published essays include W. G. Sebald (in Contemporary Literature, 2014) and Mikhail Bakhtin (Mediations, 2015).

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m., and coffee, tea and light lunch fare are provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit

Last Updated October 30, 2015