The University Record, May 9, 1994

Institute for the Humanities names visiting fellows

The Institute for the Humanities will host an impressive and varied group of visiting fellows in 1994–95, all of them working in areas relevant to the Institute’s theme for next year, “Work and Play.”

During their residencies, visiting fellows contribute to the interdisciplinary intellectual community at the Institute, joining the 11 U-M faculty and graduate student fellows announced in March. Visitors give a public lecture or present their work at forums with Institute associates, and they meet informally with faculty and student colleagues while here. Visitors and their dates of residence at the Institute include:

Richard A. Lanham (English, Univer-sity of California, Los Angeles), Sept. 8–30. Lanham began his teaching career at Dartmouth and has been on the UCLA faculty since 1965. His latest book, The Electronic Word: Democracy, Technology, and the Arts, was published by the University of Chicago Press in December 1993. Lanham, who is also the president of Rhetorica Inc., a Los Angeles consulting and media production company, will be the Norman Freehling Visiting Professor during his fall term residency.

Amos Funkenstein (history, Univer-sity of California, Berkeley), Sept. 4-30. Born in Israel, Funkenstein received his Ph.D. in history and philosophy at the Free University of Berlin. Among his published works are Theology and the Scientific Imagination from the Middle Ages to the Seventeenth Century (1986) and Perceptions of Jewish History (1993). During his residency, Funkenstein will offer a graduate seminar on “Self-Consciousness and Antagonism.”

Jon Manchip White (English, Uni-versity of Tennessee, Knoxville), Oct. 2–15. Born in Wales and educated at Cambridge, Manchip White’s career has included stints in the Royal Navy, the Welsh Guards, and the BBC Television Service. In 1966, he accepted a position as writer-in-residence at the University of Texas, El Paso, and in 1976 took a position at the University of Tennessee. He has published more than 30 books of fiction and nonfiction, acquiring a reputation for expertise in such fields as military history, art history, travel writing and Egyptology.

Lawrence Stone (history, emeritus, Princeton University), Oct. 16–Nov. 12. Stone is an eminent historian who works on issues of social history in

England. His most recent book, Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in Eng-land, 1660–1857, appeared in 1993. Stone spent time at the Institute in 1990–91, when he presented a paper at the Institute’s conference, “The Constructed Body” and led seminar sessions on “Sexuality in the West from the Greeks to the Present.”

Dalia Judovitz (French and Italian, Emory University), Oct. 16–29. Judovitz was born in Transylvania, Romania. She is the author of Subjectivity and Representation in Descartes (1988) and Dialectic and Narrative (1993). Unpacking Duchamp: Art in Transit is forthcoming from the University of California Press in 1994; she is currently writing The Culture of the Body: Figure and Style in French Baroque and Classical Literature.

Nancy Van Deusen (music, Claremont Graduate School), Oct. 30–Nov. 19. Van Deusen, who is also a Research Associate at UCLA’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, is the author of The Harp and the Soul: Studies in Medieval Music (1989). She brings a historical approach to her research on medieval music. Most recently she completed a book on music and theology at the early university.

Ted Cohen (philosophy, University of Chicago), Jan. 8–28. Cohen’s books include Essays on Kant’s Aesthetics (1982) and Pursuit of Reason (1993). In 1990, his article “There are No Ties at First Base” was published in The Yale Review; for it, he received the 1991 Pushcart XVI prize. Cohen is chairman of the Committee on General Studies in the Humanities.

Richard Lim (ancient history, Smith College), Feb. 5–18. Lim’s research directly addresses the social constructions and functions of “ludic” forms of public life in the later Roman Empire. He gives special attention to the role of religious institutions and ideology in affecting how time and space were allocated for the purpose of “work and play.” Forthcoming from the University of California Press is his most recent work, Public Disputation, Power and Social Order in Late Antiquity.

Adrian Rifkin (fine arts, University of Leeds), March 26–April 18. Chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Leeds, Rifkin has played a part in the formation of “the new art history” in England, forging links between historical work and studio practice, and making feminism integral to methodological studies. Developing some of these themes in his recent book, Street Noises, he is now focusing on the poetics of social and sexual difference. Rifkin will be the Norman Freehling Visiting Professor during his winter term residency.