Dr. Sheldon Brivic, Professor of English at Temple University, will present “Lacan, Badiou, and the Novel” on Thursday, November 14th, from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. This free lecture will be held in the Armitage Hall Faculty Lounge. This event is sponsored by the Graduate Program in English.
Sheldon Brivic has published six books on modem fiction, five on James Joyce and one on American novelists Faulkner, Wright, Pynchon and Morrison. He is currently working on a book on Irish fiction from Joyce to Anne Enright, or from 1910 to 2010. He teaches courses on modern literature, critical theory and psychology. He is known for his work on psychoanalytic theory and Jacques Lacan. The theorist he has been reading most lately is mathematician-trained philosopher, Alain Badiou. The fiction he’ll likely refer to is James Joyce’s.