Literature argues not by articulating premises and conclusions but by prompting its audience to develop them for itself.  Forum participants may explore this thesis by familiarizing themselves with the postings and responding with comments or new studies.  When the symposium convenes, we will work towards consensus on the core terminology to be used in this approach, identify and investigate theoretical and practical questions, and map out the landscape of future studies.  Create an account or login and join the discussion!

Keynote Paper: Victor Udwin, "Aesop to Oedipus: Literature Argues" (June 2015)

Keynote Paper: Huiwen (Helen) Zhang, “Prompts: Manifesto and Manifestation” (June 2015)

The symposium will have three phases:

1)  Pre-meeting on-line forum for papers and comments.

2)  Meeting at The University of Tulsa October 13-15, 2016.

3)  Post-meeting print publication.