Lecture:“Literature, Narrativity, and the Self


Location: 136 DeBartolo Hall

The Philosophy and Literature Minor invites you to attend the 2007/08 Philosophy and Literature Lecture “Literature, Narrativity, and the Self” presented by Professor Joshua Landy, Department of French and Italian, Stanford University.

Can literature contribute to the project of becoming a unified self? The lecture will take up two literary models of self-fashioning, through lyric poetry and through the novel. No scholarly work of the last decade has made a more striking and profound contribution to the integration of philosophy and literary studies than Professor Landy’s 2004 Philosophy As Fiction: Self, Deception, and Knowledge in Proust, a Nietzschean study of the multiple self in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and the Nanovic Institute of European Studies.