Stanley Fish, Visiting Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

The Fugitive in Flight: Faith, Liberalism, and Law in a Classic TV Show

Thu, 12/09/2010
4:30 PM, Lewis Library 120
Event Category: 
Public Speaker

Please join us on December 9, when Professor Stanley Fish will discuss his new book, The Fugitive in Flight:  Faith, Liberalism, and Law in a Classic TV Show.

This event is free and open to the public.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and a book-signing by the author will follow the event.

Stanley Fish is a world-renowned literary theorist and legal scholar.  Currently professor of humanities and law at Florida International University, he began his academic career in the English Department at the University of California, then became Kenan Professor of English and Humanities  at Johns Hopkins University, where he taught from 1974 to 1985, before becoming Arts and Sciences Professor of English and Professor of Law at Duke.  He was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois from 1999 to 2004.  This fall, Professor Fish is the Floersheimer Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Cardozo School of Law.

Professor Fish is an extraordinarily prolific author, having written over 200 scholarly books and articles.  His books include Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost; There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It’s a Good Thing, Too; Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change; and How Milton Works.  His newest book, a study of 1960s TV drama entitled The Fugitive in Flight, will appear in November 2010.  Professor Fish is a contributor to “The Opinionator” blog for The New York Times online.