Press Release for Friday, January 27, 2006

UNF Lecturer Discusses How to Think in an Emergency

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

Elaine Scarry, the Walter M. Cabot professor of aesthetics and the general theory of value for the Department of English at Harvard University, will discuss “Thinking in an Emergency” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 23, at the University Center on the University of North Florida campus.

Her multiple interest encompass 20th century drama, 19th century British novel, theory of representation and the language of physical pain as well as the structure of verbal and material making in art, science, and the law. Scarry’s writings include “The Body in Pain,” “Dreaming by the Book,” “On Beauty and Being Just” plus articles on war and social contract.
A Guggenheim Fellow, Scarry has been a Fellow at the Getty Research Institute in addition to the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin and in Palo Alto. Scarry, who has a doctorate from the University of Connecticut, received both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Chatham College.

This free lecture is part of the Distinguished Voices Inquiry and Insight Lecture Series. Tickets aren’t required to attend this lecture.