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Event #1172

Civilization and its Discontents: How Montaigne Haunts The Tempest


Monday, May 31, 2021

11:00 - 12:30
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Association events , Confronting Colonialism and Anti-Black Racism
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With financial support from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ International Keynote Speakers Support Fund

Professor Strier will examine the relationship between the Essays of Michel de Montaigne and Shakespeare's The Tempest, focussing on how each writer uses the discovery of the new world as an occasion to critique old-world institutions.

  • Richard Strier, Sulzberger Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago