I’m delighted to be able to post a video of the Harvard Humanities Center event celebrating the publication of Stanley Cavell’s autobiography, Little Did I Know: Excerpts from Memory (Stanford University Press), which took place October 14, 2010 in Harvard University’s Fong Auditorium (the kick-off event for a 2-day conference on “Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies”).
This panel — introduced by Homi Bhabha (Director of the Humanities Center) and moderated by Nancy Bauer (Tufts University) — featured presentations by Norton Batkin (Bard College), James Conant (University of Chicago), Arnold Davidson (University of Chicago and University of Pisa), Paul Franks (University of Toronto), and Sandra Laugier (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne). In the video, the speakers occasionally refer to selected passages from Little Did I Know and other texts that were reproduced on a handout which was distributed to members of the audience; to read the passages each speaker selected, please click on his or her hyperlinked name (in the list above).
My deep thanks to Prof. Bhabha and the Humanities Center for generously hosting this wonderful event and for allowing us to post this video here. Enjoy!
Here is part 1 of the video (which includes the introductions by Homi Bhabha and Nancy Bauer, and the presentations by Norton Batkin, Paul Franks, Arnold Davidson, and Sandra Laugier):
And here is part 2 (which includes the presentation by Jim Conant and the Q&A period):