Humanities Lecture by John Guillory

Event Date

Thu, 04/23/2015 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm


Room Number

Blount Auditorium


Dr. Scott L. Newstok


(901) 412-7229

John Guillory (NYU): "Monuments and Documents: On the Object of Study in the Humanities," will reflect upon Erwin Panofsky's use of the terms 'monument' and 'document' to describe the works of art studied by the art historian or critic, and on the utility of these terms in describing the object of study across humanities disciplines generally. Guillory (NYU) is best known for his book Cultural Capital, which applied Bourdieu's sociology of aesthetics to debates about canon formation in literary studies. More recently, he published a widely-discussed essay on the genesis of the concept of "media," a series of philological annotations from the early modern era to the present. Co-sponsored by English, Art, Search, and the Pearce Shakespeare Endowment.