Harriet Stone, Ph.D., professor of romance languages & comparative literature in Arts & Sciences and a 2006 faculty fellow, will speak on “Objects for the Table: Descartes, La Bruyère and Dutch Golden Age Painters” at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in McDonnell Hall, Room 162.
Stone is the second of six speakers appearing this spring as part of the Faculty Fellows Lecture and Workshop Series, presented by the Center for the Humanities Arts & Sciences. Her talk will address the status of objects in science, literature and art as part of an inquiry into forms of knowledge that ground 17th-century European culture.
This event is free and open to the public. McDonnell Hall is located off Forsyth Boulevard, just east of Chaplin Drive. For more information, call (314) 935-5576.
Stone received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from Brown University in 1982. She is the author of The Classical Model: Literature and Knowledge in Seventeenth-Century France (1996), as well as Royal DisClosure: Problematics of Representation in French Classical Tragedy (1987).
Subsequent speakers in the Faculty Fellows series will be:
March 9: Peter Kastor, Ph.D., assistant professor of history in Arts & Sciences.
March 23 & 24: Martha Sandweiss, Ph.D., professor of American studies and history at Amherst College.
April 17: Erin McGlothlin, Ph.D., assistant professor of Germanic language & literatures in Arts & Sciences.
April 24 & 25: Mariët Westermann, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.
WHO: Harriet Stone, professor of romance languages & comparative literature
WHAT: Lecture, “Objects for the Table: Descartes, La Bruyère and Dutch Golden Age Painters”
WHEN: 4:10 p.m. Thursday, March 2
WHERE: McDonnell Hall, Room 162
COST: Free and open to the public
SPONSOR: Center for the Humanities’ Faculty Fellows Series
INFORMATION: (314) 935-5576