IHGC Events March 2013

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Tuesday, March 19

Guest Lecture: Stefan Collini
Making the Case: Universities and their Publics

4 pm
Minor Hall AuditoriumMap >

Stefan Collini is Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature at the University of Cambridge; during 2012-13 he is a Visiting Fellow at the National Humanities Center. His books include Public Moralists (1991), English Pasts (1999), Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain (2006), and, most recently, What Are Universities For? (2012). He is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Guardian, and Nation, as well as an occasional broadcaster.

Wednesday, March 20

Workshop: Stefan Collini
Talking about "The Humanities": High Notes and Health-Warnings

2:30 pm
Cocke Hall, Gibson Room Map >

Stefan Collini is Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature at the University of Cambridge; during 2012-13 he is a Visiting Fellow at the National Humanities Center. His books include Public Moralists (1991), English Pasts (1999), Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain (2006), and, most recently, What Are Universities For? (2012). He is a frequent contributor to the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Guardian, and Nation, as well as an occasional broadcaster.

Thursday, March 21

Guest Lecture: Luc Sante
The Genius of the System

6 pm
Campbell 153Map >

Author of Folk Photography (2009), Kill All Your Darlings: Pieces 1990–2005 (2007), Walker Evans (2001), The Factory of Facts (1998), Evidence (1992), and Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York (1991). Coeditor, O.K. You Mugs (1999); editor and translator, Novels in Three Lines, by Félix Fénéon (2007). Introductions to books by Georges Simenon, Emile Zola, A. J. Liebling, Paul Auster, Weegee, Stephen Crane, Vik Muniz, among others. Essays in New York Review of Books, New York Times Magazine, many others. Awards: Whiting Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Grammy Award (for album notes). He currently teaches at Bard College.