Hugh Egan, Professor in the department of English, is ending his
three-year term as the Robert Ryan Professor of the Humanities, and
will deliver a lecture on Friday, May 3, at 4pm in the Handwerker
Gallery. His talk is entitled, "Slavery and Self-Reliance:
Douglass, Emerson, and the Limits of Metaphor." A reception will
follow the talk.
The new Robert Ryan Professor is Vivian Bruce Conger of the