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.

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Daniel Heller-Roazen, Comparative Literature

Committee Members:
Hal Foster, Art and Archeology
Russell J. Leo III, English
P. Adams Sitney, Program in Visual Studies
Susan Stewart, English

Gauss Lecture Series 2013-2014

“Alternative Poetics: Chinese Poetry Against Itself”
Professor Stephen Owen

James Bryant Conant University Professor, Professor of Comparative Literature and Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Harvard University

Monday, November 4, 2013
“The Poetry Machine: Li He (791-817)”
010 East Pyne Hall
Reception to follow

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
“The Poetry that Is Something Else and the Legally Aesthetic (11th-12th century)”
010 East Pyne Hall
Reception to follow

Thursday, November 7, 2013
“Brocade Leviathan: Wu Wenying (fl. c. mid-13th century)”
010 East Pyne Hall
Reception to follow

Susan Howe and David Grubbs

Friday, November 22, 2013
102 Woolworth Music Center
Open to the Public

2:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Susan Howe

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
David Grubbs

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM

4:15 PM – 5:15 PM

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Discussion with

P. Adams Sitney,
Professor of Visual Arts

Barbara White,
Professor of Music

and the public

6:30 PM


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