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David Sedley (Haverford College) - "Sense Variously Drawn Out: Algorithmic Epic from Leviathan to Paradise Lost"

October 24, 2018, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location Center for Environmental and Life Sciences - 207
SponsorMedieval and Early Modern Studies SeminarCostFREEPosted InCollege of Humanities and Social Sciences
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David Sedley (Haverford College) -  “Sense Variously Drawn Out”: Algorithmic Epic from Leviathan to Paradise Lost”

Wednesday, October 24, 4-5:30pm
Center for Environmental and Life Sciences, 207

David Sedley is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Haverford College. He has written a book entitled Sublimity and Skepticism in Montaigne and Milton (Michigan, 2005). His current project, from which this talk is drawn, is tentatively called “Race to Infinity: Distinctions between Science and Literature in Early Modern Culture.” A piece of this project, about and Madame de Lafayette and Blaise Pascal, has appeared in Modern Language Quarterly; another piece, about Michel de Montaigne and Francis Bacon, is forthcoming in Romanic Review.