University of Texas at Austin

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Novel vs. the Internet: A Conversation with Paul La Farge

paul.laforgeThe 2012-13 Texas Institute for Literary & Textual Studies (TILTS) symposia on the “Fate of the Book” will host a conversation with novelist Paul La Farge about how the Internet can expand the formal possibilities for fiction and engage new readership. La Farge is the author of “The Artist of the Missing,” “Haussmann, or the Distinction,” “The Facts of Winter” (under the pseudonym Paul Poissel); and the hypertext fiction, “Luminous Airplanes.”

Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, the TILTS “The Fate of the Book” symposia seeks to explore the anxiety felt in both the academy and popular press about the book’s inevitable “death” at the hands of digital media.

The event will take place on Friday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. in Parlin 312.
RSVP appreciated: fateofthebook@gmail.com.

The next “The Fate of the Book” event featuring a discussion on the status of the academic monograph and published research will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Protho Theater in the Harry Ransom Center. See the full schedule of the series, which continues through the spring.

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