SNS 2023 Conference

Society for Novel Studies Conference 2023, “The Novel and the Archive”

University of Wisconsin–Madison

May 18-20, 2023

Conference Program Available Here.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is excited to host the bi-annual conference of the Society for Novel Studies. The Society for Novel Studies exists to further the study of the novel as a genre and to examine the role of fiction in engaging, formulating, and shaping the world.

This coming May 2023, we invite scholars at all levels to join in a conversation on the theme of “The Novel and the Archive.”  

Understanding the novel as a historical and contemporary phenomenon, as a genre continually open to change and experimentation, and as a national, regional, transnational, and global form, we will join together to ask: What is the relationship between the novel and the archive? What does the novel archive? And how does the archive manage the novel’s horizons?

Keynote Speakers 


Sheila Heti



Professor Baidik Bhattacharya

Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi


Dr. Sandra Richter

Director Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach

Hotel and SNS Membership

We’re looking forward to welcoming conference participants to Madison. Participants are invited to book rooms at the Madison Concourse Hotel located on Capitol Square in Madison. Please click the following link to register for rooms. No login code is needed.

Please also be sure to be current in your membership to the Society for Novel Studies by clicking on the following link.

There are lots of ways to participate.

Learn more.


For more information about the Society for Novel Studies, please see here.

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