Thomas More Lectures

 Thomas More Lectures

2007 Thomas More Lecture

George Slusser

Utopian Perplexities:
Science Fiction and Perfect Worlds

Wednesday, February 7, 2007   @    3:15 - 4:30 PM

Dr. George Slusser is Eaton Curator Emeritus in Special Collections, UCR Libraries, and a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Comparative Literature, the University of California, Riverside. The author or editor of twenty eight books and more than 120 articles, and he is acclaimed as the leading literary critic in the genre of Science Fiction. In collaboration with the scholar Dr. Danièle Chatelain, Dr. Slusser has most recently published a translation and critical edition of Balzac's The Centenarian, published by Wesleyan UP.

Dr. John Christian Laursen

2006 Thomas More Lecture

John Christian Laursen

"From Serious to Sexy:
Utopia from Thomas More to Denis Veiras"

Tuesday, February 7, 2006 @ 3:15 - 4:30 PM

John Christian Laursen received his Ph.D from The Johns Hopkins University, and joined the UCR faculty in 1991. His teaching and research interests include political theory and the history of political thought, with special interests in skepticism, liberalism, cosmopolitanism, and freedom of the press. Professor Laursen is the author of The Politics of Skepticism in the Ancients, Montaigne, Hume, and Kant (1992) in addition to co-translating Carl Friedrich Bahrdt's play, The Edict of Religion (2000). His most recent edited volumes include Continental Millenarians: Protestants, Catholics, Heretics (2001) and Histories of Heresy in Early Modern Europe: For, Against, and Beyond Persecution and Toleration (2002). In addition, Professor Laursen has published numerous articles in journals and given invited lectures in Italy, Argentina, Mexico, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Canada, the United Kingdom, and throughout the United States.

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