Stanley Fish To Speak at Hamilton College

Nationally known cultural critic andprofessor of English and law at Duke University Stanley Fish will discuss "HateSpeech" on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 8 p.m., in the Hamilton College Chapel. Thelecture is free and open to the public.

Early in his career, Fish was primarily concerned with the works of Milton.However, his interest in literature evolved into the study of the applicationof literary theory to law, and today, a significant amount of his scholarshipexamines the relationship of liberalism to First Amendment jurisprudence.

Fish is the author of several books, including Is There A Text in ThisClass? (1982), Doing What Comes Naturally (1990), and There's NoSuch Thing as Free Speech, and It's a Good Thing, Too (1993), which drawson Fish's famed debates with Dinesh D'Souza and contains many of hisprovocative arguments on reverse discrimination, free speech and a politicizedacademy. His most recent book is Professional Correctness: LiteraryStudies and Political Change (1995). Many of Fish's writings have beentranslated into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Portugueseand Hebrew.

The lecture "Hate Speech" is part of the President's Focus Series on Civilityand Conflict Resolution and is co-sponsored by the Department of English andRoot Jessup Public Affairs Council.

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