Marvell’s Latin and Wordsworth’s Greek: Literature and Literalism in the Classical Tradition
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
Stephen Hinds investigates poetry across languages: he explores moments of connection between texts which approach the condition of translation without quite being the same thing as translation. For his Katz lecture, he examines the work of two poets: Andrew Marvell and William Wordsworth.
Between Globalization and Global Warming: The Long and the Short of Human History
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:00pm
Dipesh Chakrabarty’s scholarship has been central to postcolonial history and historiography, from his early work with the Subaltern Studies collective and the publication of Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal, 1890-1940 (1989) to Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (2000; new edition 2007) and Habitations of Modernity: Essays in the Wake of Subaltern Studies (2002).
T.J. Clark is Professor and George C. and Helen N. Pardee Chair of Modern Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Clark is currently completing two books. The first is titled Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica, from which much of the Katz lecture will be drawn. The book centers on Picasso's conception of space and his struggle in the 1920s and 1930s to find a convincing alternative to the intimate, proximate “room-space” of Cubism.
Appiah asks profound questions about identity and ethics in a world where race, ethnicity, religion, and nationalism continue to realign and reform. In this lecture, he offers a moral manifesto grounded in a new cosmopolitan ethics which celebrates our common humanity and proposes practical ways to address our differences.