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A Lifetime of


David Thorburn

Professor of Literature

MacVicar Faculty Fellow

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Moby-Dick at MIT


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Alvin Kibel

“I wanted to talk about books. At MIT you can teach whatever you want.”

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Rem tene, verba sequentur

Hold the idea, and words will follow


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Mary Fuller talks about

sensing with and without words.

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Do I dare disturb the universe? – T. S. Eliot

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Sandy Alexandre explores the complex relationship

between black literature and history.

Join us at the SHASS COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION on Friday, June 5, 2014 in NORTH COURT