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Simpson Center for the Humanities

Doris Sommer

Ripple Effects: The Work of Art in the World
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall, Room 220

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Doris Sommer is Ira Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies at Harvard University. She is the author of Bilingual Aesthetics: A New Sentimental Education (2004), Proceed with Caution, When Engaged by Minority Writing in the Americas (1999), and is completing Ripple Effects: The Work of Art in the World. Committed to exploring the ways in which the arts intersect with social change, she also serves as Director of Cultural Agents, an organization at Harvard that promotes the arts and humanities as social resources and fosters creativity and scholarship that contribute to the education and development of communities worldwide.