2022 Princeton University Press Lectures 1: Libraries of the Mind
TORCH and Princeton University Press are delighted to announce the 2022 Princeton University Press Lecture Series in European Culture and History.
The lecture series will run on the 1st, 3rd and 8th November and will be held at the Levine Auditorium, Trinity College.
This year's lectures are given by Professor William Marx, Professor of Comparative Literature at the Collège de France, on the subject of 'Libraries of the Mind'.
“Minds are libraries. We never read texts in a vacuum, but rather draw on other texts on our mental shelves, which contextualize, sort, and steer our understanding of the ones we hold in our hands. These mental shelves go by different names: the canon, heritage, patrimony, tradition.... These shelves might appear to be invisible, but they are in truth inseparable from the material and visible libraries which exist in our real world, and with which they share an intertwined history.”
The three lectures in the 2022 Princeton University Press Lecture Series in European Culture and History aim to explore this concept of 'libraries of the mind', and to explore the effect on our knowledge and enjoyment of literature.
This lecture will be followed by a drinks reception in the Levine Auditorium, Trinity College, 6-7pm.
Attendance is free and open to all but places are limited and registration is required.
Tickets for this event are now open. Please click here to register for the first lecture: Libraries of the Mind.
This is the first of three events in a series.
Princeton University Press Lectures in European History and Culture:
1: Libraries of the Mind: 1st November, 2022
2: The Dark Matter of Literature: 3rd November, 2022
3: The World Library, or, Beyond World Literature: 8th November, 2022