Lecture: “Robinson Crusoe and the Enlightenment Spirit of Capitalism,” by Paul Cantor

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Oct 08, 2015


7:30 pm


UCLA Law School Building, Room 1430
385 Charles E Young Drive
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School Building, Room 1430

Event Description

In addition to this lecture, Paul Cantor will be leading a seminar on October 10 entitled “The Merchant of Venice: Shakespeare’s View of the Commercial Republic”. For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.


Paul Cantor is the Clifton Waller Barrett Professor of English at the University of Virginia. He specializes in Comparative Literature, Renaissance, and Romanticism. He is the author of several books, including The Invisible Hand in Pop CultureLiterature and the Economics of LibertyGilligan Unbound: Pop Culture in the Age of Globalization. In the Fall of 2o12, Dr. Cantor was the Visiting Professor of Government at Harvard University. He earned his A.B. in English Literature from Harvard in 1966, and his Ph.D. in English Literature from Harvard in 1971.



This lecture is free and open to the public. No registration or RSVP is necessary.


Professor Cantor’s appearance is part of CLAFI’s ongoing Commercial Republic Project, which is conducted in partnership with the Jack Miller Center and made possible by the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation. For more information on the Commercial Republic Project, click here.