Seminar: The Enlightened Traveler: Goethe in Italy

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Feb 03, 2018


10:30 am - 12:00 pm


UCLA Law School, Room 2326
385 Charles E Young Dr. E
Los Angeles

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UCLA Law School, Room 2326

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In addition to this seminar, Bruce Redford will be giving a lecture entitled “Travel as Transformation: The Grand Tour” on February 1. For more information on this lecture, please visit the event page.


Registration for the seminar with Bruce Redford is free and open to the public. However, because capacity is limited, advance enrollment is necessary. Enrollment will be primarily on a first come, first served basis, though preference is given to UCLA students and faculty members. Excerpts from Goethe’s Italian Journey will be distributed in advance to participants, who will be expected to read them and participate actively in the discussion. A pizza lunch will be delivered at the end of the seminar. To enroll, please e-mail Professor Daniel Lowenstein at



Bruce Redford, Professor Emeritus of History of Art and Architecture at Boston University, explores the visual and literary culture of Baroque and Enlightenment Europe. His areas of particular interest include the Grand Tour, the history of the classical tradition, and the relations between poetry and painting. He also served as Director and Dean of the prestigious University Professors Program at BU. His publications include The Converse of the Pen (1986), The Letters of Samuel Johnson (1992-94), Venice and the Grand Tour (1996), Designing the Life of Johnson (2002), and Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England (2008). He has been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Gallery of Art, the National Humanities Center, and All Souls College, Oxford; he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Antiquaries, London. His most recent book is John Singer Sargent and the Art of Allusion (2016).