In 1976, Edwin Sill Fussell '43 and Paul Fussell, Jr. '45 initiated a fund in honor of their teacher, Charles S. Holmes, who taught at Pomona College between 1941 and 1975.  The Fussell brothers gave only the broadest of instructions for the use of this fund, leaving it up to the Department of English at Pomona College to decide how best “to further the encouragement of excellence and inspiration in undergraduate teaching.”  Each year, since 1993, a member of the English Department has invited a scholar who has in some particular way inspired him or her as a teacher and scholar to come to campus and share their work with us.

Enda Duffy

The 23rd Charles S. Holmes Memorial Lecture

Enda Duffy
Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara

"The Flaming Dress of Modernism: Adrenaline, Stress and Modern Time"

Thursday, November 13, 2014, 4:15PM
Ena Thompson Room, 108 Crookshank Hall



Past Holmes Lecturers

1993    Harry Berger               
          UC Santa Cruz               
1994    John Alford            
          Michigan State University               
1995    Sara Suleri Goodyear                
          Yale University                    
1996    Christopher Ricks               
           Boston University                                                                    

1997    Stephen Greenblatt                   
          University of California Berkeley   
1998    Wayne C. Booth                
          University of Chicago                   
1999    Marjorie Perloff
          Stanford University
2000    Louis Menand                           
          City University of New York
2001    Joyce Ann Joyce               
          Temple University   
2002    Juliet McMaster               
           University of Alberta at Edmonton               

2003    D.A. Miller
          University of California, Berkeley

2004    David Bevington
          University of Chicago

2005    Susan Stewart
          Princeton University

2006    Alan Liu
          University of California, Santa Barbara

2007    Marjorie Levinson
          University of Michigan

2008    Mark Hansen
          University of Chicago

2009    Rita Copeland
          University of Pennsylvania

2010    Lawrence Buell
          Harvard University

2011    Deidre Shauna Lynch
          University of Toronto

2012    Sianne Ngai
          Stanford University

2013    Lauren Berlant
          University of Chicago   

2014    (Spring 2014)  Anne Anlin Cheng
          Princeton University

2014    (Fall 2014) Enda Duffy
          Professor of English, University of California, Santa Barbara