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Stanley Fish to Deliver Talks on "What is Academic Freedom?" and "Can Holocaust Denial Be Stopped?"

Stanley Fish (Photo Credit: Jay Rosenblatt)

Stanley Fish, from Cardozo School of Law, will deliver two lectures at Pomona College on May 1. First, he will address "Can Holocaust Denial Be Stopped?" as part of the Clark Horowitz Lectures in Religion at 11 a.m. in Hahn 101 (420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). In the evening, he will deliver a talk on “What is Academic Freedom?” at 8 p.m. in Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), the final lecture in "The Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College" series. Both talks are free and open to the public.

Fish is a public intellectual as well as a prolific writer, literary theorist and legal scholar. He has taught at Florida International University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California at Berkeley and Duke University, and is dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois.

Fish has published over 200 scholarly publications and books and has written for many of the country’s leading law journals. His works include How Milton Works (2001), Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change (1995), The Living Temple: George Herbert and Catechizing (1978), Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost (1967) and John Skelton’s Poetry (1965). He is also a contributor to “The Opinionator” blog for The New York Times.

“The Heart of the Liberal Arts” series brings prominent national speakers from various disciplines to campus to explore the changing role and the continuing importance of the humanities in the context of a liberal arts education. This series is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

The Clark Horowitz Lectures in Religion began in 1926, through a gift from Arthur O. and Laura Clark of Covina, California. David Horowitz '73 has enabled this annual religion lecture series to continue.