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Critical Questions Lecture Series: Pearl Brilmyer

Materializing Schopenhauer: The New Woman Novel and the Philosophy of Will

Monday, May 1, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

S. Pearl Brilmyer is currently an Assistant Professor in English at the University of Pennsylvania. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin and her B.A. in English and philosophy from the University of Scranton. Her work lies at the intersection of the history of philosophy, science, and literature with a focus on problems of description in the Victorian novel. Her current project, Character Density: Late Victorian Realism and the Science of Description, concerns the philosophical implications of the disarticulation of character from plot at the end of the nineteenth century. Other research interests include: theories of will and drive in 19th-century German philosophy, questions of temporality in feminist and queer theory, and materialisms old and new.

Brilmyer has recently published in PMLA and Representations, and is currently completing an experimental excerpted edition of the South African writer Olive Schreiner's 1926 novel, From Man to Man; or Perhaps Only. Her work has been supported by the Institute for Cultural Inquiry, the DAAD, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

Memorial Union (campus map)
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Free
Amelie Stoyer
1 541 737 1635
amelie.stoyer at oregonstate.edu
School of Writing, Literature, and Film
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