Photo of Matisse's Dance, 1910

Spring 2015 ECS Lemon Cake Lecture

Bakhtin and the Actor

Featuring Caryl Emerson
A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University

Wednesday, March 18
4:00 p.m.
DuBois Lounge (Rabb 119)

It might come as a surpise that Mikhail Bakhtin, known as both a lyricophobe and a theatrophobe, had anything positive to say about the art of the stage. Caryl Emerson, the renowned expert on Mikhail Bakhtin, will argue that, nevertheless, Bakhtin had a powerful theatrical imagination.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

This event is presented by the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and co-sponsored by the Mandel Center for the Humanities.

For additional details, please see the ECS Events page.


The European Cultural Studies Program (ECS) offers students the opportunity to study English and continental literature in translation in conjunction with one or more related disciplines: fine arts, history, music, philosophy, politics, sociology and theater arts.

ECS is for those students who feel intellectually adventurous, who want to explore the interrelationships of literature with various other disciplines in order to gain a broader perspective of what constitutes "culture." With the advent of an ever-changing Europe, students in ECS will be better prepared, in all areas, to keep abreast with current and future events.

Many of our students spend some time abroad to get a feel for the cultures in which they are most interested. ECS majors have gone on to graduate school (in history, politics, English and other fields), law school, business school and advanced programs in international studies.