Morton Lecture 2009
Inaugural Morton Lecture by Professor David Tenenbaum
Sep 15, 2009
from 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm
|Where||Room 300, Bingham Humanities Bldg|
|Contact Name||Suzette Henke|
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Consoling Kurtz: The Real “Horror” in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
This event will be a brown bag luncheon at noon on September 15.
David Tenenbaum holds a Ph.D. in English Literature from City University of New York Graduate Center (2006). His book Rethinking Remorse: Guilt, Shame and Modern Identity is scheduled for publication in 2009 by Edwin Mellen Press. Engaging with contemporary scholarship on affect theory, this comparative work addresses issues of guilt and shame within Modernist literature. Focusing on twentieth-century fiction, Tenebaum explores various ways in which scientific discovery, religious doubt, and global conflict have influenced the literary portrayal of ethical responsbility.
David Tenebaum has taught English Literature at Eastern Kentucky University and at Kean University in New Jersey. His publications include "Survivor Guilt in Lord Jim," in L'Epoque Conradienne, 33 (2007); "Race, Class and Shame in the Fiction of Philip Roth," in Shofar, 25:3 (2006); and "The Continental Divide: Ethics and Alterity in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad," forthcoming in Conrad and the Orient, edited by Acham Acherayou.
The Morton Lecture is free and open to the public.