On October 20-22, 2022, Washington University Libraries will host Beyond the ‘Very Small Audience’: Centenary, Archive, and Futures, a conference on novelist William Gaddis (1922-1998), in celebration of his centenary year.
Gaddis’ legacy and influence will be celebrated and explored by scholars, curators, fiction writers, artists, and others with paper presentations, discussions, readings, performances, and exhibitions. Among other things, the conference will focus on the prospects for the next 100 years of studying Gaddis’ life and work.
Call for Papers
You can read more on the conference website, including the call for papers, which has a deadline of April 30, 2022. If you are interested in attending or participating, be sure to bookmark and revisit the site as it will be updated periodically.
The Gaddis conference is organized by Joel Minor, curator of the Modern Literature Collection at Washington University, and Ali Chetwynd, assistant professor of English at the American University of Iraq Sulaimani and author of multiple articles on the Gaddis archive.