Second Lecture in 2019-2020 Series: Dr. Thomas Pfau’s “Catholic Responses to the Waste Land of Modernity”
The College’s annual Lecture Series will continue this Friday, December 6th, with a lecture from Dr. Thomas Pfau, the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, with secondary appointments in Germanic Language & Literatures and the Divinity School at Duke University. His talk is entitled “Catholic Responses to the Waste Land of Modernity.”
Dr. Pfau earned his PhD from SUNY Buffalo in 1989, and is currently the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English (with secondary appointments in Germanic Language & Literatures and the Divinity School at Duke University). He has published some forty-five essays on literary and philosophical subjects ranging from the 18th through the early 20th century. In addition to two translations, of Hölderlin and Schelling (SUNY Press, 1987 and 1994), he has also edited seven essay collections and special journal issues and is the author of three monographs: Wordsworth’s Profession, Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, Melancholy, 1790-1840, and Minding the Modern: Intellectual Traditions, Human Agency, and Responsible Knowledge. His current book project focuses on phenomenology of image-consciousness in literature, theology, and philosophy.
The lecture will be held in the Fremont Room of the Inn at Lander (260 Grandview Drive) and will begin at 7:00PM, with a reception to follow. Like all four of the lectures in this series, Dr. Pfau’s talk is open to the public, and we hope to see you there!