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Friday, February 27, 2015 — 3:00 PM EST

Please join the English Language and Literature Speakers Series for our second talk of the Winter term. We are pleased to welcome Bruce Robbins (Columbia University), who will give a talk entitled “The Absence of Imagination” —a discussion of constructionism, with an eye toward the thought of Immanuel Kant and theories of narrative.

Bruce Robbins is Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, where he teaches in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. Among his works are Feeling Global (1999), Secular Vocations: Intellectuals, Professionalism, Culture (1993), Upward Mobility and the Common Good (2007), and most recently Perpetual War: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Violence (2012). A companion volume, The Beneficiary: Cosmopolitanism from the Viewpoint of Inequality, is in preparation. 

The English department’s Speakers Series events are open to the university community and the public.

Location 
HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
Room 150
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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