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Taft Annual Research Symposium Keynote

Humanities Education at the Crossroads: Why the Liberal Arts are Fundamental to Democracy

7 March, 3 PM
Taft Research Center


Headshot of William Egginton, Keynote Speaker

William Egginton is the Decker Professor in the Humanities at the Johns Hopkins University, where he teaches on literature, literary theory, and the relation between literature and philosophy, and where he directs the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute. He is the author of "How the World Became a Stage” (2003), “Perversity and Ethics” (2006), “A Wrinkle in History” (2007), “The Philosopher's Desire” (2007),”The Theater of Truth” (2010), In Defense of Religious Moderation” (2011), and ”The Man Who Invented Fiction” (2016). He is co-author with David Castillo of ”Medialogies” (2017). He is also co-editor with Mike Sandbothe of “The Pragmatic Turn in Philosophy” (2004), translator and editor of Lisa Block de Behar's “Borges, the Passion of an Endless Quotation (2003), co-editor with David E. Johnson of “Thinking With Borges” (2009). His most recent book, “The Splintering of the American Mind,” was published by Bloomsbury in August of 2018. His research interests include Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Philosophy, Spanish Literature and Latin American Studies.

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