PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Oxford University has selected Amanda Anderson, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Humanities and English and the director of the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University, to deliver its distinguished series of Clarendon Lectures in English 2015.
The lecture series, this year on the topic of "Psyche and Ethos," begins on November 10 with a talk on "Psychology Contra Morality."
On November 12, Anderson will deliver a lecture titled "In the Middle of Life," followed by a lecture on November 17 titled "Psychic Life and the Claims of Others." The series ends with a lecture on November 19 on "A Human Science."
"It is a great honor to be giving the 2015 Clarendon Lectures at Oxford. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to present my new scholarly research in such a stimulating context," Anderson said.
Previous Clarendon Lecturers in English have included Thomas Keymer, Chancellor Jackman Professor of English at the University of Toronto, who spoke on 'Poetics of the Pillory: English Literature and Seditious Libel, 1660-1820'; David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English at Yale University, who spoke on 'How Words Make Things Happen'; and Brian Cummings, professor of English at University of Sussex, who spoke on 'Bibliophobia.' Other prominent writers and academics who have been chosen as speakers include Margaret Atwood, Henry Louis Gates, Michael Woods, David Bromwich, Quentin Skinner, and Thomas Keymer.