June 26th, 2013
A conversation with Stanford lecturer Inga Pierson on French philosopher and mystic Simone Weil.
Outro Music: Supertramp, "Maybe I'm a Beggar"
Pierson received her Ph.D. in Italian Studies from New York University
in 2009. She has been a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Humanities at
Stanford University where her teaching responsibilities cover
interdisciplinary introductory seminars such as “Humans and
Machines” and “Epic Journeys, Modern Quests," and
is currently a Lecturer in the Thinking Matters program (formerly IHUM).
Previously she was Visiting Assistant Professor at Colgate University in Romance Languages and Film and Media Studies. She has taught courses in Italian literature, language and culture as well as film history and media theory. Her book project is entitled Towards a Poetics of Neorealism: Tragedy and Modernism in the Italian Cinema from the Late Fascist-era through the 1950s.
For more information, please visit www.ingapierson.com