EGSA Speaker Amanda Anderson

Critical theory and 19th- and 20th-c. literature and culture scholar Amanda Anderson (Brown University) spoke on April 18 in the Class of 1947 Conference Room. Anderson’s talk focused on part of her forthcoming book, Bleak Liberalism (under contract, University of Chicago Press), which Anderson describes (in her CV) as a “study of the relation between the liberal aesthetic and liberalism as a political philosophy, with an emphasis on the dialectic of hope and skepticism in many forms of liberal thought across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.” The English Department cosponsored this event with EGSA and the History Department.