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 18: Hannah Mosher, PhD Candidate in the Committee on Social Thought
“Seduction, Unhappy Love, and Aesthetic Inwardness in Kierkegaard’s Either/Or”
Thursday, November 1: Mark Hopwood, PhD Candidate in the Philosophy Department
“‘Only Connect: Moral Vision, Skepticism, and Embodiment in Howard’s End”
Thursday, November 15: Philip 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 29: Lauren Silvers, Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities
“From Character to Personality: George Eliot’s Experimental Self-Writing in Impressions of Theophrastus Such”
Thursday, December 6: Richard 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)