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Lecture: Anticipating the Futures

Gary Saul Morson, the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is the author or editor of 19 books, one of which --  Narrative and Freedom:  The Shadows of Time --won a best book of the year award from the American Comparative Literature Association.

Trained in Russian literature, he has written books on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Mikhail Bakhtin;  as a comparatist and literary theorist he has written studies of the aphorism as a literary/philosophical genre and the role of quotations in culture.  His classes on Russian literature were for many years the largest courses at Northwestern University and the largest Russian literature courses in North America.  Most recently he published Cents and Sensibility:  What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities, co-authored with Northwestern president and economist Morton Schapiro.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center Conference Room D
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

Event Type

Lectures and Talks


General Public, Faculty, Students, Alumni, Staff


humanities, literary arts



Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
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(585) 275-4251

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