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Thomas Pfau

Alice Mary Baldwin Distinguished Professor of English
English
Duke Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015
312 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Presentations & Appearances


'Seeing and being-seen coincide': Freedom as Contemplation in Nicholas of Cusa & G. M. Hopkins. · September 21, 2018 Invited Talk Yale University,
Spontaneous Forms: Acheiropoiesis and Assent in Tolstoy and G. M. Hopkins · February 22, 2014 Lecture University of Virginia, Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture
Organic Form and its Consequences · December 23, 2013 Invited Talk Stanford University, Stanford University
Wagner hören im Zeitalter kultureller Überdetermination: Adorno’s Versuch über Wagner · June 26, 2013 Lecture Luxembourg
After Sentimentalism: Liberalism and the Discontents of Modern Autonomy · August 18, 2012 Lecture Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
'Seeing and being-seen coincide': Freedom as Contemplation in Nicholas of Cusa & G. M. Hopkins. · September 21, 2018 Invited Talk Yale University,
Spontaneous Forms: Acheiropoiesis and Assent in Tolstoy and G. M. Hopkins · February 22, 2014 Lecture University of Virginia, Institute for the Advanced Study of Culture
Organic Form and its Consequences · December 23, 2013 Invited Talk Stanford University, Stanford University
Wagner hören im Zeitalter kultureller Überdetermination: Adorno’s Versuch über Wagner · June 26, 2013 Lecture Luxembourg
After Sentimentalism: Liberalism and the Discontents of Modern Autonomy · August 18, 2012 Lecture Univ. of Neuchatel (Switzerland)
The Appearance of Form: G. M. Hopkins' Journals and early Phenomenology · December 2, 2011 Lecture Yale University - English Department
'A certain mediocrity"' Moral Sentiments and Early Behaviorism in A. Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments. · March 23, 2011 Lecture Indiana University - English Department
Community as Metaphysics: Coleridge on Person & Conscience. · March 14, 2011 Lecture University of Oregon - English Department
Community as Metaphysics: Coleridge on Person & Conscience · November 13, 2010 Lecture Brown University
Coleridge on ―Action‖ and ―Person‖ · August 21, 2010 Lecture University of British Columbia - Conference on Romanticism and Mediation
Virtually Rational: Play, Teleology, and the Modernity of Goethe's 'Wilhelm Meister' · June 10, 2010 Lecture Cambridge University (Graduate Faculty)
Virtually Rational: Play, Teleology, and the Modernity of Goethe's 'Wilhelm Meister' · June 9, 2010 Lecture Oxford University (Oriel College)
Virtually Rationa: Play and Narrative Form in Kant and Goethe · March 26, 2010 Lecture Indiana University
'All is Leaf': Difference, Form, and the Beginnings of Phenomenology around 1800 · February 4, 2010 Lecture Johns Hopkins University (German Dept.)
Ambivalent Modernity: Romanticism, Literature, and Political Economy. · November 10, 2009 Lecture Mississippi State University
Stimmungsspiele: Play, Teleology, and Virtual Rationality in Wilhelm Meister · October 29, 2009 Lecture University of Mannheim, Germany
'All is Leaf‘: Organic Form in Goethe and Beethoven · September 29, 2009 Lecture Bard College
On the pre-History of the Liberal Nation State: Voluntarism and Rational Community before Hegel · April 22, 2009 Invited Talk Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
From Opposition to Metamorphosis: Rethinking Difference through Hegel and Goethe · February 10, 2009 Lecture Harvard University
Longing (Sehnsucht): of Human Time and Elegiac Form in early Romanticism · August 22, 2008 Lecture University of Toronto
Towards an Interdisciplinary Theory of 'Bildung' · April 21, 2008 Lecture Stanford University
Mourning Modernity: Temporality and Elegiac Form around 1800 · April 13, 2008 Lecture University of Western Ontario
Ambivalent Modernity in Rousseau and Goethe · March 14, 2008 Lecture University of Bologna, Italy

Service to the Profession


Committee Member : ACLS Graduate Fellows Finalist Selection Committee · August 1, 2013 - March 15, 2014 Other New York City
Member : Philosophy, Art, Literature (PAL) Steering Committee · 2012 Other
Member : Philosophy, Art, Literature (PAL) Steering Committee · January 1, 2011 Other