28 March 2012 § Leave a Comment
As part of her ongoing search for lost Stoic treatises on ethics and the emotions, Jula Wildberger gave an invited talk “Copia-e-incolla e la struttura del compendio di etica stoica attribuito ad Ario Didimo” at the Facoltà di lettere of the Università degli studi in Florence.
More photographs after the jump:
26 March 2012 § Leave a Comment
24 January 2012 § Leave a Comment
Dan Gunn and his co-editor George Craig will be reading from The Letters of Samuel Beckett Volume II at the Cambridge University Bookshop in Cambridge on 1 February (6p.m.-8p.m.) and at the London Review of Books bookshop in London the following evening.
Dan will be glad to meet any alums who are able to make it.
24 October 2011 § Leave a Comment
Students reading Flaubert were taken on a tour of Rouen by Daniel Medin. The itinerary included:
1. Musée Flaubert at the Hôtel Dieu (see photo above)
2. Lunch at Place du vieux marché, site of Jeanne d’Arc’s execution
3. Flaubert statue by Bernstamm at Place des Carmes; reading from opening to Flaubert’s Parrot by Julien Barnes (which is set at this location, below this sculpture)
4. Brief stop before the Church of Saint-Ouen
5. Exhibition of Flaubert portraits by Maxime Adam-Tessier at the Hotel de Ville
6. Private viewing of Flaubert’s library at the Hotel de Ville of Canteleu, with focus on texts used for research of Bouvard et Pécuchet (though we also see copies of the author’s nightstand standbys, Montaigne and Cervantes)
7. Visit to Rouen Cathedral (Cathédrale Notre-Dame), where we view a tympanum recreated in Flaubert’s story “Herodias”; the stained glass window that inspired his “Saint Julian the Hospitalier”; and a facade painted by Monet, about which a character in Proust’s Recherche carries on
9. Glimpse at the Tour Jeanne d’Arc and the old stammcafé of Sarte and de Beauvoir
30 March 2011 § Leave a Comment
28 March 2011 § Leave a Comment
These photos from the recent Comparative Literature study trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (plays watched: Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, King Lear).
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