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Harry Camp Memorial Lecture

Louis Menand will deliver the Harry Camp Memorial Lecture at the Stanford Humanities Center. 

Louis Menand is the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English at Harvard University. An American critic and essayist, he is best known for his book The Metaphysical Club (2001), an intellectual and cultural history of late 19th and early 20th-century America. His other books include: The Marketplace of Ideas (2010); American Studies (2002); The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 7: Modernism and the New Criticism, co-ed. (2000); The Future of Academic Freedom, ed. (1997); Pragmatism: A Reader, ed. (1996); Discovering Modernism: T. S. Eliot and His Context (1987).

The Harry Camp Memorial Fund was established in 1956 by friends and associates of Harry Camp. A prominent businessman and philanthropist in San Francisco, Camp was described as a "gentle and wise humanitarian." The fund brings outstanding speakers to the University for public lectures and promotes the study of "the concept of the dignity and the worth of the individual." The Camp Lectures are presented every other year.



Wednesday, March 14, 2018. 06:00 PM


Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall


Stanford Humanities Center