Visiting Speakers

David Bromwich

Sterling Professor of English
Yale University

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University.

Judith Butler

Maxine Elliot Professor
University of California, Berkeley

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley.

Caroline Bynum

Professor Emerita, School of Historical Studies
Institute for Advanced Studies

Caroline Bynum’s work has been instrumental in introducing the concept of gender into the study of medieval Christianity.

Nancy J.  Chodorow

Professor Emerita
University of California, Berkeley

Nancy J. Chodorow is Professor Emerita at University of California, Berkeley.  Her research interests include psychoanalytic theory and clinical methods, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality, psychoanalytic sociology and anthropology, and feminist theory and methods.

Noam Chomsky

Institute Professor of Linguistics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Noam Chomsky is a US political theorist and activist, and Institute Professor of Linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dermot Coleman

Founder and Director
Sisu Capital Limited

Dermot Coleman is the Founder and Director of Sisu Capital Limited. He received his DPhil in English from the University of Exeter in 2011. The book project developed from his thesis, titled George Eliot and Money: Economics, Ethics and Literature, was published by Cambridge University Press in June 2014.

Robert Darnton

Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor
Harvard University

Robert Darnton specializes in Modern Europe and the history of the book.

Rita Dove


Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995 and as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004 to 2006.