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Bernard Rodgers to give a lecture on “Freud (Marx, Darwin) and the Modern Zeitgeist” at Simon's Rock

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA –- Faculty member in Literature Bernard F. Rodgers will give a lecture titled “Freud (Marx, Darwin) and the Modern Zeitgeist” on Monday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m., in the Kellogg Music Center at Bard College at Simon’s Rock.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Rodgers is the Emily H. Fisher Chair in Literature and author of Philip Roth (1978); Philip Roth: A Bibliography (1974, 1984); and Voices and Visions: Selected Essays (2001).  His essays and reviews on modern and contemporary America literature and culture, as well as on writers such as Aharon Appelfeld, Peter Gay, Milan Kundera, Ian McEwan, Czeslaw Milosz, Salman Rushdie and Jiri Weil, have appeared in many journals and publications, including the Fitzgerald/Hemingway Annual, Magill’s Literary Annual, Magill’s Survey of World Literature, Critique: Studies in Modern Fiction, Chicago Review, and the Chicago Tribune.

Bernard Rodgers earned his PhD from the University of Chicago, and he served as Vice President of Bard College and Dean of Simon’s Rock from 1987-2004.  He came to Simon’s Rock as Dean of Academic Affairs in 1985.  Before coming to Simon’s Rock, his administrative career included the positions of Special Assistant to the Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago, Assistant Director of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and Producer of the University of Chicago’s daily television program Perspectives.  He was also an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of English and Humanities in the College Acceleration Program of City Colleges of Chicago.  He spent 1979-1980 as a Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Literature in Lublin, Poland. 

This lecture is a part of the Seminar Lecture Series, which augments the Sophomore Seminar, a requirement for all Simon’s Rock students.  The Seminar Lecture Series brings the students from their smaller seminars together for common lectures, and extends an invitation to the general public as well.

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