Complex Words: History in English Literary Criticism

By Jason Matthews

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December 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Location: National Humanities Center 7 Alexander Drive Durham NC 27709



Event Description

We would like to invite you and your students to the National Humanities Center for an engaging public talk, “Complex Words: History in English Literary Criticism,” on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.

Stefan Collini, professor of English literature and intellectual history at University of Cambridge, will explore the “close reading” style of literary criticism—often seen as indifferent or even hostile to history—and how the meanings compacted into single words bring light to historical life.

There will be a complimentary reception held after the lecture. All lectures and exhibits at the National Humanities Center are free and open to the public.

The National Humanities Center is a private, nonprofit institution founded in 1978. It is the only major independent American institution for advanced study in all fields of the humanities. Every year 40 fellows are admitted to pursue their own research and writing to create a highly diverse community of intellectual discourse.
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