stanford | berkeley

Please join us on Friday, April 28th for a panel discussion on the theme of “The Novel and the State,” hosted by the Graduate Forum on the Novel, a collaboration between Stanford’s Center for the Study of the Novel and UC Berkeley’s Consortium on the Novel. The spring forum will be held at Berkeley, and will feature:

Mae Lyons-Penner (Stanford) on the uses of state history in La Mort le roi Artu

Megan Briggs Magnant (UCB) on opting out of the fascist regime in Carmen La Foret’s Nada

Margaret Kolb (UCB) on casting lots (and votes) in Eliot’s Felix Holt

Chenxi Tang, Professor of German at UC Berkeley, will serve as faculty respondent.

The grad forum will take place in UC Berkeley’s Dwinelle Hall, room 4337, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. We are happy to assist in arranging carpools for attendees coming from Stanford: please contact Vicky Googasian ( to be included in these arrangements.