Annual Barrs Series Lecture: Lewis Hyde

November 12, 2013 at 4:30-6:00 PM
Location: 400B Holmes Hall
Presenter: Professor Lewis Hyde
Organizer: Department of English
Contact: Department of English, 617-373-4540

Professor Hyde is a 2013-2014 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, a former MacArthur Fellow, and a Faculty Associate at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. His most recent book, Common as Air (FSG 2010) is a defense of our “cultural commons.” His current work, on the cultural necessity of forgetting, is an interdisciplinary exploration of the beneficial uses of forgetfulness, drawing from mythology, history, politics, aesthetics, psychology, and other disciplines.