The Lionel Trilling Seminar

The Spontaneous Particulars of Sound

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Poet Susan Howe is the recipient of the 2011 Bollingen Prize in American Poetry.  She will deliver the Lionel Trilling Seminar on "The Spontaneous Particulars of Sound."

Ngugi wa Thiong'o, novelist, theorist of post-colonial literature, and Distinguished Professor of the Departments of Comparative Literature and English at the University of California, Irvine, will deliver the Spring 2011 Lionel Trilling Seminar on "Globalectical Imagination: Reading the World in the Postcolonial."

The Fall 2010 Lionel Trilling Seminar will feature Terry Castle, Walter A. Haas Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University.

Eric Sundquist, Distinguished Professor of English at UCLA, will deliver the Lionel Trilling Seminar on “Ellison, Obama, King, and the American Dream.”

Robert Pippin, Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago, will speak on "Who Cares Who Shot Liberty Valance?: The Prosaic and the Heroic in John Ford’s Film." Responding will be James Schamus, President of Focus Features, and Geoffrey O'Brien, Editor-in-Chief, Library of America.

Martin Jay, Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History at The University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Fall 2008 Trilling Lecture.

Literary theorist and Professor Emeritus of French at the University of California, Berkeley, Leo Bersani speaks on "The Will to Know." Lee Edelman, Professor of English at Tufts University, and Carolyn Dean, Professor of History and Modern Culture and Media at Brown University, serve as respondents.

Featuring Walter Benn Michaels, Charles Altieri, and Amanda Anderson


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