Autumn 2012 Schedule


All meetings take place Thursday at 4:30pm in Foster 305 unless otherwise noted.

Papers to be read in advance will be circulated via listserv one week prior to the meeting.


Thursday, October 4: Introductory Meeting

Readings: Stanley Cavell’s essay, “Aesthetic Problems of Modern Philosophy,” and Wallace Stevens’ poem, “Of Modern Poetry”


Thursday, October 18Hannah Mosher, PhD Candidate in the Committee on Social Thought

“Seduction, Unhappy Love, and Aesthetic Inwardness in Kierkegaard’s Either/Or”


Thursday, November 1Mark Hopwood, PhD Candidate in the Philosophy Department

“‘Only Connect: Moral Vision, Skepticism, and Embodiment in Howard’s End”


Thursday, November 15Philip Sugg, PhD Candidate in the Committee on Social Thought

“Religion’s Long Nineteenth Century: Representations of an Increasingly Secularized Modernity in Select German and British Literary Traditions”


Thursday, November 29Lauren Silvers, Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities

“From Character to Personality: George Eliot’s Experimental Self-Writing in Impressions of Theophrastus Such”


Thursday, December 6Richard Strier, Frank L. Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of English

“The Struggle Against Symbolism: Successes and Failures in Stanley Cavell’s Readings of Shakespeare” (Co-hosted with the Renaissance Workshop)






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