Session Information

Description: The passing of Hayden White in 2018 is an occasion to recall his groundbreaking and sometimes controversial contributions to narratology, the formal critique of historiography, and the theorization of figuralism, modernism, and the event. Specialists from various fields appraise White’s interdisciplinary and antidisciplinary interventions before opening the session to a general discussion.


Amir Eshel, Stanford U

Ethan Kleinberg, Wesleyan U

Nancy Partner, McGill U

Michael Roth, Wesleyan U


Amy J. Elias, U of Tennessee, Knoxville