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Le Moyne College to Host Screening of a Talk by Stanley Cavell

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host a screening of a talk titled “Excerpts from Memory: Conclusion” given by Stanley Cavell, the Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and the General Theory of Value Emeritus at Harvard University, on Wednesday, April 14, at 7 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium.

The video will be followed by a live discussion of Cavell's talk, featuring brief remarks from the following guest speakers: Norton Batkin, dean of graduate studies and associate professor of philosophy and art history at Bard College; Nancy Bauer, associate professor and chair of the Department of Philosophy at Tufts University; and Steven G. Affeldt, an independent scholar who has taught at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame. A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion.

Cavell has published for over 50 years on topics and crosscurrents in Wittgenstein and Austin, Emerson and Thoreau, music, Shakespeare, film, psychoanalysis and autobiography. His writings include “A Pitch of Philosophy: Autobiographical Exercises” (1994), “Contesting Tears: The Melodrama of the Unknown Woman” (1996) and “Cities of Words” (2004). Cavell is a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and past president of the American Philosophical Association. His philosophical autobiography, “Excerpts from Memory,” will be published by Stanford University Press this year.

This is the final event of the Cavelleria Siracusa series and is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the department of philosophy and by the Lectures Committee at Le Moyne College. The Cavelleria Siracusa series is supported by a generous grant from the J. P. Watson Fund. For more information, call (315) 445-4514.

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posted on: 3/23/2010