In addition to this lecture, Gary Saul Morson will be giving a seminar on March 18. For more information on this seminar, please visit the event page.
This lecture is free and open to the public. No RSVP is necessary. Light refreshments will be provided.
Gary Saul Morson is the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities and Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University.
His work ranges over a variety of areas: literary theory (especially narrative); the history of ideas, both Russian and European; a variety of literary genres (especially satire, utopia, and the novel); and his favorite writers — Chekhov, Gogol, and, above all, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. He is especially interested in the relation of literature to philosophy. His many books include Narrative and Freedom: The Shadows and Time; Anna Karenina in Our Time: Seeing More Wisely; and Prosaics and Other Provocations: Empathy, Open Time, and the Novel. His “Introduction to Russian Literature” class draws hundreds of students every year and is a legend at Northwestern and beyond. He lectured on Tolstoy for CLAFI in 2011.