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Aarthi Vadde

Associate Professor of English
English
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708
303-I Allen Building, Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


“Pedagogy after Generative AI” - AI and Digital Literacy: Toward an Inclusive and Empowering Teaching Practice Institute · June 2024 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium University of Kansas, Humanities Center
Can AI Be Creative? - Dialogue with Sheila Heti and Tanja Grubnic · March 2024 Other Western University,
"Debabelization: Literature and Computational Culture" · March 2024 Lecture Stanford University, Colonialism, Post, and Anti in the Digital Age Working Group
“TV Talk: The Social and Aesthetic Dynamics of Viewer Response on Reddit” · October 2023 Invited Talk University of Chicago, Franke Institute
Attribution and Evasion · March 2023 Lecture Novel Theory Seminar, Harvard University
“Pedagogy after Generative AI” - AI and Digital Literacy: Toward an Inclusive and Empowering Teaching Practice Institute · June 2024 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium University of Kansas, Humanities Center
Can AI Be Creative? - Dialogue with Sheila Heti and Tanja Grubnic · March 2024 Other Western University,
"Debabelization: Literature and Computational Culture" · March 2024 Lecture Stanford University, Colonialism, Post, and Anti in the Digital Age Working Group
“TV Talk: The Social and Aesthetic Dynamics of Viewer Response on Reddit” · October 2023 Invited Talk University of Chicago, Franke Institute
Attribution and Evasion · March 2023 Lecture Novel Theory Seminar, Harvard University
Novel Dialogue: The Making of a Literary Podcast - Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature. · March 2023 Keynote/Named Lecture University of Portland,
Attribution and Evasion - Humanity+Technology Series · October 2022 Lecture Lawrence Technological University,
Communication, Computation, and the Icon Novel - Rhetoric and Public Culture Summer Institute on Media Aesthetics · July 2022 Lecture Northwestern University,
Communication, Computation, and the Icon Novel · April 2022 Invited Talk Brown University, Vic/Mods Group
Communication, Computation, and the Icon Novel · February 2022 Invited Talk University of Edinburgh, Department of English
Communication, Computation, and the Icon Novel · October 2021 Invited Talk Stanford University, Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Afterword - The Language Challenge: Multilingual Modernisms in South Asia · October 2021 Invited Talk University of Washington, Department of Asian Languages and Literature
Universal Language Revisited · April 2020 Invited Talk Vic/Mod Group. Brown University, Canceled due to Covid 19
"Literacy" Seminar Co-Leader · March 2020 Other Society for Novel Studies. Oxford, Canceled due to Covid 19
Universal Language Revisited - 20th and 21st Century Cultures Group. · February 2020 Invited Talk University of Chicago,
“The Author as ‘Produser’” · September 2019 Invited Talk Post45. Notre Dame,
“Language’s Hope: Global Modernism and the Science of Debabelization” - English Dept. · July 2019 Invited Talk University of Freiburg (Germany),
Genres of the Contemporary Novel - Duke NOVEL Conference · November 2, 2018 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium The Novel Project at Duke, Duke University
“Global Modernism and Universal Languages” - Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting · November 2018 International Meeting or Conference Modernist Studies Association ,
“Chimeras of Form” - South Asian Graduate Students Association · November 2018 Invited Talk Ohio State University-Columbus. ,
Language’s Hope: Modernism and the Science of Debabelization - NYNJ Modernism Seminar · October 19, 2018 Invited Talk Co-Hosted by Rutgers and Columbia University,
“The Digital Dream of Universal Communication, or, the Icon-Novel” - Joint invitation from the American and British Literature Colloquia · March 2018 Invited Talk Harvard University,
“Universal Communication or the Emoji-Novel” - Symposium on The Global/Contemporary · March 2017 Invited Talk University of Virginia,
Modernism and Amateurism Roundtable - Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting · November 2016 International Meeting or Conference
"The Amateur Spirit" · April 2016 Invited Talk Americanist Speaker Series, Duke-UNC Joint,
“Alternating Asymmetry: International Solidarity and Self-Deception in Joyce” · October 2015 Invited Talk Mods Reading Group, University of Pennsylvania,
“The Global Novel: Theories, Forms, Histories, Controversies” - Organizer and Roundtable Participant for Division on Twentieth-Century English Literature · January 2015 Other Modern Language Association Annual Convention,
“Global Scale and Critical Form” - Featured Seminar Guest · November 2014 Other Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting,
“Weak Theory” - Roundtable Participant · November 2014 Other Modernist Studies Association Annual Meeting,
“The Modernism of Others” - Global Modernisms Symposium · April 2014 Invited Talk Ithaca College,
“The Multispecies Novel in a Global Age” - Seminar on "Writing the Anthropocene" · April 2013 Other American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting,
Chimeras of Form: Modernist Mutability and the Novel's Transnational Scope · April 1, 2012 Lecture Society of Novel Studies Meeting
Chimeras of Form · January 7, 2012 Lecture ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Annual Meeting
Colonial/Anticolonial Modernism - MSA (Modernist Studies Association) Annual Meeting · January 7, 2012 Invited Talk MSA (Modernist Studies Association), MSA (Modernist Studies Association)
Rabindranath Tagore's Bilingualism - MSA (Modernist Studies Association) Annual Meeting · January 7, 2012 Invited Talk MSA (Modernist Studies Association), MSA (Modernist Studies Association)
Surface, Edge, Underneath: Deciphering South Africa's Cultural Contemporary · November 1, 2011 Lecture
Reading Deliriously · April 29, 2011 Lecture NOVEL Forum
Rabindranath Tagore's Babu English · April 3, 2011 Lecture American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting

Service to the Profession


Vice President · 2023 - 2025 Event/Organization Administration Society of Novel Studies,
Board Member · July 2018 Event/Organization Administration Society of Novel Studies,
Advisory Board Member · July 2018 Event/Organization Administration NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction,
Executive Forum - 20th and 21st Century Global Anglophone Literature · 2017 - 2022 Event/Organization Administration MLA,

Chaired the Executive council in 2022-2023

Reviewer (Journals), Manuscript Reader · September 2012 Other
Vice President · 2023 - 2025 Event/Organization Administration Society of Novel Studies,
Board Member · July 2018 Event/Organization Administration Society of Novel Studies,
Advisory Board Member · July 2018 Event/Organization Administration NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction,
Executive Forum - 20th and 21st Century Global Anglophone Literature · 2017 - 2022 Event/Organization Administration MLA,

Chaired the Executive council in 2022-2023

Reviewer (Journals), Manuscript Reader · September 2012 Other
Divisional Delegate - 20th Century British Literature : MLA Delegate Assembly · 2012 - 2015 Other
Book Reviews Editor - Contemporary Literature : Editorial · 2011 - 2015 Other Contemporary Literature - University of Wisconsin-Madison

Service to the Profession ; I select scholarly studies to be reviewed in the journal Contemporary Literature (British/Anglophone Lit Division), and edit book reviews for publication.

Service to Duke


Academic Council (University) · 2021 - 2024 Committee Service
Library Council (University) · 2019 - 2023 Committee Service
A&S Council - English Dept Representative (University) · 2012 - 2015 Committee Service