The Lionel Trilling Seminar

The 2007 Lionel Trilling Seminar Respondents: Andrew Delbanco and Jean Strouse Hermione Lee, "The Hum and Buzz of Implication: Biography and Edith Wharton.”

The Perils of Freedom in America" Respondents: Eric Foner and Saidiya Hartman Please note that seating, which is limited, will be on a first come first served basis. ORLANDO PATTERSON, John Cowles Professor of Sociology at Harvard University, received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the London School of Economics (1965). He began teaching at Harvard in 1969. His work has focused on the sociology of slavery and of freedom and on the problems of ethnicity and multiculturalism. Among his many books are: The Sociology of Slavery: Jamaica, 1655-1838 (1967), Ethnic Chauvinism: The Reactionary Impulse (1977), Slavery and Social Death: A Comparative Study (1982), Freedom: Freedom in the Making of Western Culture (1991), The Ordeal of Integration: Progress and Resentment in America's "Racial" Crisis (1997) and Rituals of Blood: The Consequences of Slavery in Two American Centuries (1998). He is also the author of three novels and numerous short stories. His many honors include The Sorokin Prize from the American Sociological Association, the Ralph Bunche Award of the American Political Science Association, and the National Book Award. He served as Special Advisor for Social Policy and Development to the Jamaican Prime Minister Michael Manley (1972-1980) and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Gordon Wood

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Gordon Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History at Brown University, will address the question, "Does History Teach Any Lessons?" Harry Harootunian, NYU, and Robert Ferguson, Columbia University, will respond, and then the floor will be opened for questions. 

Michael Fried, J.R. Herbert Boone Professor of Humanities at The Johns Hopkins University, and well known art historian will discuss the work of photographer Jeff Wall. Diarmuid Costello, Senior Lecturer in the Theory of Art at Oxford Brookes University, and Gregg M. Horowitz, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University will serve as discussants.

The Fall 1981 Trilling Seminar featured Leo Stenberg, University of Pennsylvania. Responding were Julius Held, Barnard College and John W. O'Malley, Weston School of Technology.

Putting Cruelty First

Tuesday, April 21, 1981

The Spring 1981 Trilling Seminar featured Judith Shklar, Harvard University. Responding were Arthur Danto, Columbia University and George Kateb, Amherst College.

The Spring 1980 Trilling Seminar featured C. Vann Woodward, Yale University. Responding were David Rothman, Columbia University and Cushing Strout, Cornell University.

Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Change

Thursday, February 14, 1980

The Spring 1980 Trilling Seminar featured Steven Marcus, Columbia University. Responding were Peter Lowenburg, UCLA and Richard Wollheim, University of London.


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