The Friends of Princeton University Library are delighted to host Professor Peter Brooks on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 3 p.m. for their latest Small Talk. Professor Brooks will discuss his current work-in-progress, Seduced by Story: How Storytelling Has Taken Over Reality.
Professor Brooks is a comparative literature scholar, with a special interest in 19th and 20th century French novels, and has had a remarkable academic career. He has long been interested in psychoanalytical approaches to literature, and more recently, in the relationship of law and literature.
Peter Brooks is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale University. He has also taught at Princeton and the University of Virginia. He is the author of two novels, World Elsewhere and The Emperor’s Body. His two most recent monographs concern Honoré de Balzac, Balzac’s Lives (2020) and Gustave Flaubert, Flaubert in the Ruins of Paris (2017). His other critical books include: The Melodramatic Imagination, Reading for the Plot, Troubling Confessions, Realist Vision, and Henry James Goes to Paris. Professor Brooks is a member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.
This event is part of the Friends of the Princeton University Library Small Talks Series held each month on a Sunday at 3 p.m.
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