Norman Klein – The New Picaresque: Excavating Narrative Forms After the End of Globalization, 1997-2050 Monday, February 8, 2016, at 6:00 pm to 7:50 pm
Kellen Auditorium, 66 Fifth Ave, room 101
Abstract: Globalism is a picaresque spinning us out of control, especially since 1997. We pause at the term picaresque; it is a vital clue to our dilemma. Outwardly, it refers to a unique mode of storytelling dating back to the sixteenth century. Many argue that it not only gave birth to the novel itself, it also inspired unique forms of theater, the visual arts, and architecture; even served as a precursor to noir fiction.