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Pynchon's New Worlds

International Pynchon Week 2017

La Rochelle, June 5-9, 2017


Ali Chetwynd
American University in Iraq (Sulaimani, Iraq)

Ali Chetwynd is Assistant Professor at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. His research broadly concerns the rhetorical capacities of anti-mimetic fiction, which is usually taken to be solely negative and deconstructive, but which he argues is not constrained by the terms of the illusionist realism it rejects. His articles and reviews on twentieth century fiction, anti-realist fiction, and authors from Thomas Pynchon to Ben Jonson have appeared or are forthcoming in College Literature, Orbit, Studies in the Novel, Twentieth Century Literature and other journals and edited collections. With Georgios Maragos he organized the International Pynchon Week 2015 conference, and with Maragos and Joanna Freer he is co-editing a collection of essays on Pynchon, sex, and gender.

This presentation is part of the panel SOURCES, EDITS AND INFLUENCES with Ali Chetwynd | Matthew Cissell | Nina Engelhardt | Harald Engelhardt and scheduled in the Auditorium - Médiathèque: Thursday 8 June, from 15:45 to 17:15, chaired by Michel Ryckx.