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The Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities at Bard College

Comparative Arts: Theory and Practice

Monday, October 1, 2012

Bard College honors preeminent poet, alumnus, and former Bard faculty member Anthony Hecht ’44 with renowned scholar Daniel Albright delivering the fourth biennial Anthony Hecht Lectures in the Humanities.

Albright, who is the Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University, will present the lecture series:

Comparative Arts: Theory and Practice


“The Purposes of Literature: Remembering, Forgetting, Pounding into Shape” on Monday, October 1, at 4:30 p.m.;

“Music’s Origin, Music’s End” on Wednesday, October 3, at 6 p.m.;

“Painting as Music: The Art of Counterpoint” on Thursday, October 4, at 4:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public, all lectures take place in Weis Cinema of the Bertelsmann Campus Center at Bard College. A reception precedes each lecture. For more information about this lecture series, please call (845) 758-7405.

Albright will deliver an additional lecture, “White Canvas and Silent Music: Definitions and Models for the Study of Comparative Arts,” on Tuesday, October 2, at 6:30 p.m. at The Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, New York City. Tickets for this event are $15 for nonmembers and $10 for Morgan members and Bard College affiliates. Please visit www.themorgan.org/public or call 212-685-0008, ext. 560, for more information or to purchase tickets.

For more information, call 845-758-7405, or e-mail strieder@bard.edu.

Location: Weis Cinema