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Lecture series will examine “Proust Among the Nations”

The Department of English at the University of Chicago presents the 2008-2009 Frederic Ives Carpenter Lectures.

JACQUELINE ROSE, Professor of English at Queen Mary, University of London presents a lecture series, “PROUST AMONG THE NATIONS.”

LECTURE 1
Monday, November 3rd, 4:30 p.m.
PARTITION, PROUST, AND PALESTINE
Swift Hall, 3rd-Floor Lecture Room, 1025 E. 58th St.

LECTURE 2
Wednesday, November 5th, 4:30 p.m.
THE HOUSE OF MEMORY
Social Science Research Building, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St.

LECTURE 3
Friday, November 7th, 4:30 p.m.
ENDGAME: BECKETT AND GENET IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Social Science Research Building, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the English Department at (773) 702-8536.

JACQUELINE ROSE is the author of The Case of Peter Pan, or, The Impossibility of Children’s Fiction (1984), Sexuality in the Field of Vision (1986), The Haunting of Sylvia Plath (1991), Why War?: Psychoanalysis, Politics, and the Return to Melanie Klein (1993), States of Fantasy (1995), Albertine, a novel (2001), On Not Being Able to Sleep: Essays on Psychoanalysis in the Modern World (2003), The Question of Zion (2005), and The Last Resistance (2007).  Professor Rose is also a coeditor of A Time to Speak Out: Independent Jewish Voices on Israel, Zionism, and Jewish Identity (2008).

Frederick Ives Carpenter (1861-1925) was for many years an eminent professor of medieval and Renaissance literature in the Department of English. The Carpenter lectureship was endowed in 1925 to memorialize Professor Carpenter’s personal commitment to the highest excellence in scholarship and teaching, and to perpetuate that commitment in a broader way. The Carpenter lecturer generally spends two weeks at the University, with the centerpiece of the visit being a series of three lectures. The lecturer will, in addition, visit graduate workshops, hold office hours, and spend time informally engaged with faculty and students. Previous Carpenter Lecturers include Edward Said, Stanley Cavell, Jacques Derrida, Fredric Jameson, Judith Butler, Catherine Gallagher, and Michael Warner.

For more information on this and other English Deparment events, visit their online calendar.

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