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Literary historian Gordon Hutner to speak at Syracuse Jan. 22-23

The renowned University of Illinois English professor will present a lecture on the 21st-century American novel and a how-to workshop on scholarly articles.

Jan. 21, 2015, by Sarah Scalese

Photo by Kristen Schmid for The Chronicle Review
Photo by Kristen Schmid for The Chronicle Review
As part of the Syracuse University Humanities Center’s Spring Symposia, Gordon Hutner, professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak Jan. 22-23 on the Syracuse campus.

Free and open to the public, his presentations are part of the HC Symposia series. The HC is administered by Syracuse’s College of Arts and Sciences. For more information, call 315-443-7192 or email

On Thursday, Jan. 22, Hutner will discuss “A History of the 21st-Century U.S. Novel: A Short Introduction” at 2 p.m. in room 304 of the Tolley Humanities Building. The lecture, which looks at the American novel as an “evolving genre,” is co-sponsored by the Graduate School and by the Department of English in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The following day, he will present a workshop titled “Publishing Scholarly Articles: What, Where, When, and Why” at 2:30 p.m. in room 107 of the Hall of Languages. Designed to help entry-level scholars get their research published, the event is co-sponsored by The Graduate School and its Future Professoriate Program; The Writing Program and its Composition and Cultural Rhetoric Graduate Circle, as well as the Department of English, all in A&S.

More information about Spring Symposia is available at

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Sarah Scalese