The English Department and the Yale Program in the History of the Book present: Peter Kornicki.
The Yale Program in the History of the Book, co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Beinecke Library, presents: Peter Kornicki.
Seminars of the Yale Program in the History of the Book involve group discussions centering on papers pre-circulated by our guests. To receive readings, email Aaron T. Pratt (email@example.com).
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English Department Lecture Series presents: Charles Bernstein, Donald T. Regan Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania.
The English Department Lecture Series presents: Victoria Kahn, Professor, Berkeley University. Teaching at Berkeley since 1997, she has a longstanding interest in the history of philosophy and in political theory, and have published widely on Machiavelli and Hobbes. Her latest book is The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts (Chicago, 2014), which explores the role of early modern texts in the construction of modernity. This work focuses on how twentieth-century thinkers such as Strauss, Schmitt, Cassirer, Kantorowicz, Benjamin, Freud, and Arendt have read and interpreted the work of Machiavelli, Hobbes, Shakespeare, and Spinoza. An edited collection of essays, entitled Politics and the Passions, 1500-1850, appeared from Princeton University Press in 2006.
The 18th-19th-Century Colloquium presents: Anne-Lise Francois, Berkeley. Anne-Lise François has taught in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley since 1999. In areas as diverse as contemporary food and farming politics and debates on climate change and the temporality of environmental violence, she continues to seek alternatives to Enlightenment models of heroic action, productive activity, and accumulation, and to identify examples of the ethos of recessive fulfillment and non-actualization theorized in Open Secrets.
The Early Modern Colloquium presents: Paula Blank
The 18th-19th-Century Colloquium presents: Lynn Festa and Sarah Winter
American Literature in the World Graduate Conference, and publication workshop presents: Gordon Hutner, founding editor of American Literary History.