The William Gaddis Centenary Conference titled Beyond the “Very Small Audience”: Centenary, Archive, and Futures, will take place at Washington University in St. Louis from October 20-22, 2022.
The legacy and influence of novelist William Gaddis (1922-1998) will be celebrated and explored by scholars, curators, fiction writers, artists, and others with paper presentations, discussions, readings, performances, and exhibitions.
Author and Gaddis expert Steven Moore will start off the conference on Thursday, October 20, with a keynote address focused on “New Directions for Gaddis Studies.”
Topics for discussions and presentations include Gaddis’s unpublished writing, deep dives into elements of his work such as form and technique, and Gaddis’s continued influence and relationship to social structures and marginalized identities.
This event is free and open to all, but registration is required.