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Mapping the World, Mapping the Self Colloquium, Thursday-Friday April 19-20

12:00 Lunch Talk- Prospect House Room G*
Michael Dirda, Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist and author, more recently, of On Conan Doyle: “Sherlock Holmes and the Whole Art of Story-Telling.”

2:00-3:00 Lecture-Prospect House Library
Peter Szendy, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nanterre (France), Visiting Professor of the Council of the Humanities, and author of Prophecies of Leviathan: Reading past Melville: “Kantian Sci-Fi: On Cosmetics and Cosmopolitics.”

4:30 Lecture: 106 McCormick
Terry Harpold, Associate Professor of English, Film and Media at the University of Florida, author of  Ex-Foliations: Reading Machines and the Upgrade Path:  “In the Wake of the Sea-Serpents: Verne Textual Monsters.”


Date/Time: 04/19/12 at 12:00 pm - 04/19/12 at 6:00 pm

*Space limited: please email Crystal Arrington ( to make a reservation

All events are free and open to the public

This Colloquium is made possible by grants from the Gardner Fund, PIIRS, and the Department of French and Italian.

Category: PIIRS