Private Thought and Public Speech

Feb 20, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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Event Description

David Bromwich is Sterling Professor of English at Yale University. He has taught and published widely on British Romanticism, eighteenth-century political thought, and modern poetry. His commentaries on American culture and politics have appeared in the Nation, the London Review of Books, the American Conservative, and Raritanamong other journals. His books include Hazlitt: the Mind of a Critic, Moral Imagination, The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke, and How Words Make Things Happen, along with editions of Burke's speeches and letters and The Turn of the Screw.

Flora Champy is an Assistant Professor of French at Princeton University. Her research focuses on the history of literary and political ideas of the French Enlightenment. Her first book, L’Antiquité politique de Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Entre exemples et modèles (Classiques Garnier, 2022), explores the connection between Rousseau’s representation of Ancient republics and his conceptualization of democracy. She is also the coeditor of two volumes on classical reception in Early modern Europe : Médiations et construction de l’Antiquité dans l’Europe moderne (2021, co-edited with Caroline Labrune) and Imagining Ancient and Oriental Languages in Enlightenment France (Paris: Hermann, 2023, coedited with Élise Pavy and Carole Boidin).

Lecture Series
Initiative on Freedom of Thought, Inquiry, and Expression