Prof. Michael Fried (Johns Hopkins University) was the 2015 Distinguished Guest Professor of the Graduate Center for Literary Research.
All information on his graduate seminar and public lecture on the GCLR website.
Michael Fried is one of the most influential art historians, art critics, and literary critics working today and has published richly and variously on a wide range of subjects, from Caravaggio to contemporary "art" photography and 19th-century realist novels.
Professor Fried will teach a graduate seminar on Tuesday 1/13, 2:00-4:50 pm in Arts 1332 on "David, Géricault, Balzac." All students interested in the humanities are welcome to attend.
To sign up for the seminar please RSVP via email to Michael Grafals at firstname.lastname@example.org by Janurary 2, 2015.
Preparatory reading for this seminar:
1) From Michael Fried's forthcoming book, Another Light: Jacques-Louis David to Thomas Deman (Yale U.P., 2014). Chapter and end notes.
2) Balzac, "Colonel Chabert", tr. Ellen Marriage. Here is a link to the free etext in Project Gutenberg.
Professor Fried will give a public lecture, entitled "An Almost Unknown Masterpiece: Cecco del Caravaggio's Resurrection", on Wednesday, Janurary 14th at 4 pm at the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center McCune room (HSSB 6020, 6th floor). The lecture is free and open to the public.