Nov 29, 4:45 PM: Occupy Wall Street: Bartleby And The (In)Humanities
This talk will consider Melville's short story, "Bartleby, The Scrivener," in relation to the Occupy Wall Street movement and the contemporary status of the humanities. It will focus in particular on the logical connection between the concept of corporations as people and the current corporate vision of (and corporate influence on) the humanities. By bringing together the uses of "Bartleby" by the protesters of the Occupy movement and the use of Bartleby by the Wall Street lawyer who narrates the… Show more
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