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Louis Menand
Louis Menand
(photo credit: Joseph Tabacca)
October 30, 2003

4:15 p.m. Seminar
Standish Room, New Library

8:00 p.m. Lecture
Recital Hall, PAC
UAlbany, Uptown Campus

Do Movies Have Rights?

The Metaphysical Club

Louis Menand, the author of the The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (FS&G, 2001, ISBN 0-374-52849-7), which won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in history. He is also the author of Discovering Modernism: T.S. Eliot and His Context (1987); the editor of The Future of Academic Freedom and Pragmatism: A Reader (UChicago Press, 1996, ISBN 0-226-52005-6); and co-editor of America in Theory (1988) and volume seven of The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism (2001). His most recent book is American Studies (FS&G, Nov 2002, ISBN 0-374-10434-4).

Menand was Associate Editor of The New Republic from 1986-87, Literary Editor of The New Yorker from 1993-94, and Contributing Editor of The New York Review of Books from 1994-2001. He is currently a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is Distinguished Professor of English at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and he has taught at Princeton, Columbia, The New School University, and the University of Virginia School of Law.

Menand joins a distinguished roster of former Scholars of the Year, including legal theorist and philosopher Ronald Dworkin, biographers Ron Chernow and Blanche Weisen Cook, historians Simon Schama, Eric Foner, and Kenneth T. Jackson, art historian Linda Nochlin, and economic history Robert Heilbroner.

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