A Presentation of the English Department's William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series.
Dr. Karen Hart, English Department faculty member, will conclude the English Department's 2012-2013 William J. and Yvonne Hyde Colloquium Series with a presentation entitled "The Ethos of Monstrous Love and 'Becoming Woman' in Robert Musil’s Man Without Qualities." Dr. Hart's research investigates the ethical potential of what Gilles Deleuze calls "becoming woman" as it plays out through Robert Musil’s quasi-incestuous siblings Agathe and Ulrich. She will specifically consider how "becoming woman" transforms and challenges a life negating "'master consciousness"' In this context, "master consciousness" signifies a hegemonic mode of thought that forces the complexities of life into hierarchies such as male and female, and thought and feeling, for the purpose of mastering both nature and people. Metamorphosis out of this type of consciousness is at the base of Musil’s ethical guide for behavior. The presentation runs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3rd, in 113 Wimberly Hall. The event is free and open to the public. To arrange for disability accommodations, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-8295.