Event Title

Panel: Reality versus Realism

Presenter Information

Alain Robbe-Grillet
Susan Sontag

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

23-3-1982 12:00 PM

End Date

23-3-1982 1:00 PM

Description

This two-part audiovisual recording from March 23, 1982 as part of the 13th annual UND Writers Conference: “International Writers” features Alain Robbe-Grillet and Susan Sontag forming the panel “Reality versus Realism.” The panel discusses their philosophical and critical notions of reality and realism, the history of realism, and the realism of Dickens, Dostoyevsky, and Balzac. The panelists also discuss the effect of journalism on literature and realism, the fluidity of realism, criticism of Flaubert's realism in Madame Bovary, and respond to audience questions about the role of the artist in society, the relationship between art and science, and the “real” as adjective or noun.

Paul Schwartz interprets and Bernard O'Kelly moderates.

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Panel: Reality versus Realism

UND Memorial Ballroom

This two-part audiovisual recording from March 23, 1982 as part of the 13th annual UND Writers Conference: “International Writers” features Alain Robbe-Grillet and Susan Sontag forming the panel “Reality versus Realism.” The panel discusses their philosophical and critical notions of reality and realism, the history of realism, and the realism of Dickens, Dostoyevsky, and Balzac. The panelists also discuss the effect of journalism on literature and realism, the fluidity of realism, criticism of Flaubert's realism in Madame Bovary, and respond to audience questions about the role of the artist in society, the relationship between art and science, and the “real” as adjective or noun.

Paul Schwartz interprets and Bernard O'Kelly moderates.