Morey Lecture in French Studies: "Baudelaire without Benjamin"
November 14, 2016
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Hawkins-Carlson Room, Rush Rhees Library
Jonathan Culler is one of the most influential thinkers and scholars in the humanities. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and to the American Philosophical Society in 2006. Professor Culler has been President of the American Comparative Literature Association and currently serves as Secretary of the American Council of Learned Societies.
His classic 1975 book Structuralist Poetics: Structuralism, Linguistics, and the Study of Literature won the Modern Language Association’s Lowell Prize and established Culler's reputation as one of the preeminent analysts and expositors of critical theory. Professor Culler followed this book with another blockbuster, On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism after Structuralism (Cornell UP, 1982), which has been widely translated and was reissued in a 25th Anniversary Edition. His most recent work includes The Literary in Theory (Stanford UP, 2007) and Theory of the Lyric (Harvard UP, 2015).Sponsored by the Morey Fund and the Department of Modern Languages & Cultures
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