The Franke Forum Presents: Thomas Pavel on "Why Should We Trust Literature?"
Confidence in poetry and fiction is as natural as the instinctive trust we feel when we talk to other human beings. The fictional, improbable, exaggerate side of literature, however, challenges our initial confidence. Can we reconcile trust and fiction?
Thomas Pavel is the Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Romance Languages & Literatures and Comparative Literature and the College. Sponsored by the Franke Institute for the Humanities at the University of Chicago, the Franke Forum is a series of free public lectures conducted by University of Chicago faculty. For more information on the Franke Forum series and other Franke events, visit: franke.uchicago.edu.
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