Spring 2005

Joyce Appleby

Professor Emerita
University of California, Los Angeles

Joyce Appleby is a historian  of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, France, and America and Professor Emerita of History at University of California, Los Angeles.

Daniel Barenboim

Conductor and Pianist

Daniel Barenboim is a world-renowned composer and pianist.

Barry Bergdoll

Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History
Columbia University

Professor Bergdoll's broad interests center on modern architectural history, with a particular emphasis on France and Germany between 1750 and 1900. Trained in art history rather than architecture, he has an approach most closely allied with cultural history and the history and sociology of professions. He has studied questions of the politics of cultural representation in architecture, the larger ideological content of nineteenth-century architectural theory, and the changing role of both architecture as a profession and architecture as a cultural product in nineteenth-century European society.

David Bromwich

Sterling Professor of English
Yale University

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University.

Daniel Carey

Professor of English
National University of Ireland, Galway

Daniel Carey is a graduate of McGill University, Trinity College Dublin, and Oxford  University where he took his D.Phil. His book on Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2006, and he is currently completing a cultural history of travel in the Renaissance for Columbia University Press.

Anne Carson

Distinguished Poet-in-Residence
New York University

Anne Carson is Distinguished Poet-in-Residence at New York University.  She is an internationally acclaimed poet and a classics scholar.

JM Chris Chang

Lecturer in East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University

JM Chris Chang is a historian of modern China, having received his PhD in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University in 2018. His research focuses on issues of bureaucracy, archive, surveillance, and political culture in 20th century China. His current project is a history of file-keeping and bureaucratic paperwork as understood through the dossier system, the socialist institution of comprehensive files on individual Chinese subjects. The project examines how the paper routines of the dossier consumed the bureaucratic profession and became the material for everyday political acts. His work utilizes what are known in the field as 'garbage sources'--files previously discarded from official archives that have since resurfaced in book and paper markets. The use of this sourcebase has informed a broader interest in the material culture and afterlife of government paper. His research has received support from the Social Science Research Council and the ACLS/Mellon Foundation.

Patricia Dailey

Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Columbia University

Patricia Dailey specializes in medieval literature and culture (English, Dutch, French, and Italian) and critical theory, focusing on women's mystical texts, visions, Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose, medieval rhetoric, hermeneutics, and theology.