The Humanities in the Public Sphere

A Public Symposium

Fri, 04/20/2012
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Thursday, April 19

4:30 p.m., McCosh Hall, Room 46
Keynote address: Judith Butler, Columbia University
"Incredulous Ordinary: Toward a Literary Ethics for Public Life"

Friday, April 20

Moderator: Peter Brooks, Princeton University

Session 1: 9 to 10:45 a.m.
Robertson Hall, Room 16
Is There an Ethics of Reading?
Speakers: Elaine Scarry, Harvard University; Charles Larmore, Brown University
Respondents: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton University; Jonathan Culler, Cornell University; Derek Attridge, University of York

Session 2: 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Robertson Hall, Room 16
The Ethics of Reading and the Professions Speakers: Patricia Williams, Columbia Law School; Ralph Hexter, University of California–Davis
Respondents: Richard Sennett, New York University; Michael Roth, Wesleyan University; William Germano, Cooper Union

Session 3: 2:30 to 4:15 p.m.
Robertson Hall, Room 16
The Humanities and Human Rights Speakers: Jonathan Lear, University of Chicago; Paul Kahn, Yale Law School
Respondents: Kim Lane Scheppele, Princeton University; Didier Fassin, Institute for Advanced Study; Homi Bhabha, Harvard University

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Robertson Hall, Room 16
(all panelists)

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