Distinguished scholars present forthcoming work.
The subjects vary: memory and Montaigne, style as ideology, humanism in the age of antihumanism, and speech acts on Shakespeare’s stage. They will ask such surprising questions as: Can a bomb be human? Can forgetting be forced by royal decree? What are the political stakes of choosing between simplicity and elegance? And how can one speak love?
In addition, discussion will entertain wider topics, such as why we work on the topics that we do? What are we trying to say by pursuing the work we do in the humanities today?
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