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Pynchon's New Worlds

International Pynchon Week 2017

La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017


Michael Harris
Central College (Pella, Iowa)

Michael Harris, Professor of English, and Chair of the English Department at Central College (Pella, Iowa), is the author of Outsiders and Insiders: Perspectives of Third World Culture in British and Post-Colonial Fiction, named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Book in 1994. Harris has published several essays on Thomas Pynchon: “Pynchon’s Postcoloniality” (in Thomas Pynchon: Reading from the Margins edited by Niran Abbas); “To Historicize is to Colonize: Colonialism in V. and Gravity’s Rainbow” (in Approaches to Teaching Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49 and Other Works edited by Thomas H. Schaub); and “The Tao of Thomas Pynchon” (in Against the Grain: Reading Pynchon’s Counternarratives edited by Sascha Pöhlmann). Harris has also published essays on Joseph Conrad, J. M. Coetzee, Patrick White, Salman Rushdie, Edna O’Brien, Ngũgῖ wa Thiong’o, and the jazz musician John Coltrane.

This presentation is part of the panel LOVE AND DEATH with Miriam Fernández-Santiago | Michael Harris | Gregory Stephen Marks and scheduled in the Hôtel Fleuriau: Wednesday 7 June, from 15:15 to 16:45, chaired by Doug Haynes.