Past NUCL Information

NUCL Keynotes, 2004-2020

  • 2021    Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • 2020    Cancelled due to COVID-19
  • 2019    Dorothy Kim (Brandeis U.): "Medieval Race, the Preracial, and the Archive" (hosted at Seattle University)
  • 2018    Kenneth Warren (U. Chicago): "Does Literature Change Anything?: Lessons from African American Writing"
  • 2017    Erica Edwards (U. California, Riverside): "Critical Thought for Critical Times"
  • 2016    William Deresiewicz:  “The Self in Society and the Humanities in Both”
  • 2015    Tim Dayton (Kansas State U.): “Patriotic Gore Revisited: World War One, American Literature, and One Way to Make a Book About It”
  • 2014    Janine Utell (Widener U.): “Scenes from a Life Loving Books; Or, Everything I Think I Know about Stories I Learned from Barry Manilow”
  • 2013    Cindy Weinstein (California Institute of Technology): “When is Now? Time in American Literature”
  • 2012    Lara Bovilsky (U. Oregon): “The Science of Wonder”
  • 2011    Mark Edmundson (U. Virginia): “Self and Soul: The Modern Dilemma”
  • 2010    Ben Saunders (U. Oregon): “Wonder Woman in Bondage: Gender, Power, and the Amazon Superhero”
  • 2009    Eric Sundquist (UCLA): “Philip Roth’s Holocaust”
  • 2008    Margreta de Grazia (U. Pennsylvania): “Re-seeing the Modern in the Early Modern”
  • 2007    Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein-Graff (U. Illinois, Chicago): “Demystifying Academia”   
  • 2006    John Carlos Rowe (U. Southern California): “Reading Reading Lolita in Tehran in Idaho”
  • 2005    Felicity Nussbaum (UCLA): “The Private Goes Public: from Boswell to the Blog”
  • 2004    Albert Gelpi (Stanford U.): “What is Found There: the Form of Open Form Poetry”