"Spectres of Enlightenment," a symposium about Gothic imagination, will be held April 27-28 at the Humanities Center Annex, 579 Alvarado Row.
The sessions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
British author Marina Warner, a visiting professor in the English Department this quarter, will give two talks about "spirit visions" to launch the discussions of apparitions, phantasmagoria, reveries, follies, enchantments and hauntings. She will speak about "The Inner Eye" at 5 p.m. Thursday and "Ectoplasm" at 9 a.m. Friday.
Stanford speakers at the symposium
include John Bender, the Jean G. and Morris M. Doyle Professor of
Interdisciplinary Studies; Terry Castle, the Walter Haas Professor
in the Humanities; Robert Harrison, professor of French and
Italian; Alexander Nemerov, assistant professor of art history;
Alice Rayner, associate professor of drama; Jeffrey Schnapp, the
Rosina Pierotti Professor of Italian Literature; and Michael
Shanks, professor of classics. SR