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Distinguished Lecture Series

The DLCL's Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Research Unit, brings world-renowned literature and language scholars to Stanford. The series draws a wide audience from across the DLCL, the Stanford campus, and the Bay Area.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is on hiatus in 2006-07.


Claudia Brodsky, Princeton University, "The Poetry of Thinking in Kant and Heidegger: 'Building' Critique and the 'House of Being,'" March 8, 2005.


Andreas Huyssen, Villard Professor of Germanic Languages, Columbia University, "Modernist Miniatures: Literary Snapshots of Urban Spaces," May 6, 2004, and "Resistance to Memory: A Case for Public Forgetting," May 7, 2004.

Stanley Fish, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Distinguished Professor of English, Criminal Justice and Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago, "One More Time: Tolerance, Free Speech, Difference, Contingency, Truth, and Interpretive Communities Revisited," November 20, 2003, and "One More Time: Theory and Politics," November 21, 2003. Stanley Fish's visit was co-sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center and the Stanford Law School.


Françoise Meltzer, Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and Divinity, University of Chicago, and Critical Inquiry board member, "Thinking Rupture: 1848 in France," January 15 and 16, 2003.

Carlos Rincón, Professor of Latin American Studies, Free University of Berlin, "Latinoamericanistas-Latinoamericanismos: La situación de los estudios sobre América Latina," May 22, 2003, and "La Atenas Suramericana," May 23, 2003.

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Andreas Huyssen, May 2004

Stanley Fish, November 2003

Francoise Meltzer
Françoise Meltzer, January 2003

Carlos Rincon
Carlos Rincón, May 2003