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Humanities in the Village: Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei: IMAGINATION

Humanities in the Village returns for February 2024 with Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei, author of IMAGINATION: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION! Please note the time change to 5pm, which is different than our usual start time.

An impressive project, IMAGINATION is one in the beloved, collectable series of "very short introductions" from Oxford University Press-- synthesizing philosophical, evolutionary, and literary perspectives on imagination from across time. The author shows how this facility, while potentially distorting, both frees us from immediate reality and enriches our sense of it, making possible our experience of a meaningful world.

This will be a festive night to celebrate this book, Dr. Gosetti-Ferencei and her work, and the work of imagination more broadly.

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Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei is Professor and Kurrelmeyer Chair in German and Professor in Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. Her research interests include Continental philosophy, particularly phenomenology and existentialism, aesthetics and the philosophy of literature, cognitive literary theory, poetics, philosophy of imagination, modernism, especially modern German literature, and literary ecology. She has previously taught in modern languages departments in the UK (Oxford and Birmingham, at the latter of which she was Chair and Professor of German and Comparative Literature) and was Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. She received a DPhil in German and MSt in European Literature from Oxford; MA and PhD in Philosophy from Villanova; and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. For 2023, she has been appointed Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.






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Monday, April 29, 2024 - 5:00pm


Bird in Hand Coffee & Books, 11 E. 33rd St, Baltimore, MD 21218

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