Gauss Seminars in Criticism

Named in honor of Dean Christian Gauss, The Gauss Seminars in Criticism were instituted in 1949 to provide a focus for discussion, study, and the exchange of ideas in the humanities.

Several seminars are held annually. The seminars may take different forms, but traditionally they have been conducted by guests invited to present material upon which they are working. Past seminar leaders have included Erich Auerbach, Hannah Arendt, W. H. Auden, Noam Chomsky, Roman Jakobson, Elaine Scarry, Joan Scott, and Raymond Bellour. Faculty and graduate students from Princeton University, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the community at large participate in each seminar.

If you would like to be on the electronic distribution list for Gauss lectures, please e-mail thatcher@princeton.edu

Director:
Daniel Heller-Roazen, Comparative Literature

Committee Members:
Denis Feeney, Classics and Chair, Council of the Humanities, ex officio
Hal Foster, Art and Archeology
Brooke A. Holmes, Classics
Russell J. Leo III, English
P. Adams Sitney, Program in Visual Studies
Susan Stewart, English
 


Gauss Lecture Series 2014-2015


Professor Maurizio Bettini
University of Siena, Italy

Monday, October 6, 2014
Title TBA
010 East Pyne Hall
5:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Title TBA
010 East Pyne Hall
4:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Title TBA
127 East Pyne Hall
4:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow


Dr. Michel Feher

Monday, November 3, 2014
Title TBA
127 East Pyne Hall
4:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Title TBA
127 East Pyne Hall
4:30 p.m.
Reception to Follow

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Humanities Colloquium scheduled

The eighth annual Humanities Colloquium will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, from 1:30 - 4:30 pm in 219 Aaron Burr Hall. [more]

Senior thesis funding now is available for certificate students in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

The Humanities Council offers senior thesis research grants of up to $3000 to certificate students in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities.  Funds are made possible through the generosity of the Class of 1970.   [more]

Bruce Auster, fall 2014 Ferris Professor of Journalism, is among the winners of the 2014 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards.

Winning in the Radio category for Life After War:  Coverage of Veterans were Auster, Quil Lawrence, and Marisa Peñaloza, NPR News. [more]

Six graduating seniors to be awarded certificates in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities

The undergraduate certificate program, in its second year, invites students to create links between their concentrations and one or more fields that can illuminate their work. [more]

Four Colleagues Named Old Dominion Professors

We welcome and congratulate four new Old Dominion Professors.  David Bell (History), David Bellos (French and Italian, Comparative Literature), Wendy Heller (Music), and Michael Jennings (German) will spend next year pursuing research and participating in Humanities Council activities, notably as Faculty Fellows in the Society of Fellows. [more]

Joe Stephens of the Washington Post Named Ferris Professor in Residence

Washington Post investigative reporter Joe Stephens has been named the second Ferris Professor in Residence at Princeton. He will begin a five-year teaching appointment in the journalism program of the Council of the Humanities in fall 2014.  [more]
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