The School of Criticism and Theory
Public Events, 2016 summer session
For event information: phone: 607-255-9276
All events will be held in Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium, Goldwin Smith Hall 132
Monday, June 20, 4:00 p.m.
Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and Professor of Law, Florida International University, and Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law, NewYork
“Freedom of Speech Is Not An Academic Value”
Tuesday, June 21, 4:00 p.m.
Hent de Vries
Russ Family Professor in the Humanities and Philosophy, Director of the Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University; Director of the School of Criticism and Theory
Monday, June 27, 4:00 p.m.
Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Faculty Affiliate, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University
“Oyster Metaphysics: Melville and the Ethics of Matter”
Tuesday, June 28, 4:00 p.m.
William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English, Emerita, Johns Hopkins University
“Tolstoy, Bresson, and the Ground of the Ethical”
Tuesday, July 5, 4:00 p.m.
Cotsen Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
“Comparative Literature Meets Translation Theory”
Wedndsday, July 6, 4:00 p.m.
Rose Family Endowed Term Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania; Executive Editor,
Journal of the History of Ideas
“Can the Crowd Speak? Occupy Wall Street, Self-Organization, and Direct Democracy”
Monday, July 11, 4:00 p.m.
W. J. T. Mitchell
Gaylord Donnelley Distinguished Service Professor, English and Art History, University of Chicago; Editor, Critical Inquiry
“Method, Madness, Montage”
Tuesday, July 12, 4:00 p.m.
Professor of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science
“Africa and the Secular”
Monday, July 18, 4:00 p.m.
Senior Researcher at the Institute of Criminology at Faculty of Law, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Professor at School of Law, Birkbeck College, University of London
“Secret in the Body: The Fantasy Structure of Genes and Brains”
Tuesday, July 19, 4:00 p.m.
F.L. Huetwell Professor, Department of English, University of Michigan
“Parsing the Frost: Growth of a Poet’s Sentence in ‘Frost at Midnight’”
Monday, July 25, 4:00 p.m.
Professor of Comparative Literature and English; Taylor Family Director, Society for the Humanities; Curator, Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media, Cornell University
“Aesthetic Remix: Medial Architectonics, East and West”
Tuesday, July 26, 4:00 p.m.
Dean of Arts and Humanities and James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University
“Geographic Imaginaries for the 21st Century: Mobility, Materiality and the Production of Knowledge”