Rebecca Bushnell, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and Professor of English, will present the topic "Marlowe's Doctor Faustus: The End(s) of Knowledge."
Marlowe's "Doctor Faustus" is the greatest literary description of the Faustian bargain that ends in damnation without hope of redemption. The motivations, from knowledge, to power, to material satisfaction are dramatically depicted in this remarkable work. Rebecca Bushnell, a distinguished Renaissance scholar, will guide us through an understanding of this compelling work and also explore the deeper question of the ends and purposes of the knowledge so passionately pursued.
The luncheon is at 11:45 A.M. on Friday, February 18, 2011 in the Hourglass Room of the University Club.