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14 March 2023 - 14 March 2023

5:30PM - 6:30PM

Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College

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An IAS Public Lecture by Professor Johannes Endres (University of California, Riverside)

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Van Mildert College

Today, “style” is a rubbery word that can mean almost anything in just about any context. That used to be different, from its origin in ancient rhetoric, through its rediscovery in Italian Renaissance and its advent as a technical term in art history in the eighteenth century, to it reconceptualization in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in literary criticism, philosophy, sociology, the history of science, and beyond. Professor Johannes Endres will explore relevant stages of the history of the concept, offering, at the same time, an overview of major epistemological traits on which its future use as part of an interdisciplinary language for the interpretation of visual and literary works of art could be based. 

This lecture is free and open to all. Registration is not required to attend in person.