Caroline Levine, the David and Kathleen Ryan Professor of the Humanities at Cornell University, will give a talk at 4pm on Wednesday, November 1, in the Class of 1947 Room in Homer Babbidge Library.
Caroline Levine is the author of three books: The Serious Pleasures of Suspense: Victorian Realism and Narrative Doubt (2003), Provoking Democracy: Why We Need the Arts (2007), and Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network (2015). Forms recently won James Russell Lowell Prize from the Modern Language Association. As her Cornell webpage explains, Professor Levine has spent her career “asking how and why the humanities and the arts matter, especially in democratic societies. She argues for the understanding of forms and structures as crucial to understanding links between art and society.” Professor Levine will be giving a lecture from her current project on the role of generalization in the humanities, presenting “Reading for the Common Good: Sustainability, Routine, Infrastructure.”
This event is sponsored by the English Graduate Student Association and the Graduate Student Senate. Refreshments will be provided.