Professor Edward Mendelson: Why Auden thought we must, or must not, love one another or die.
Edward Mendelson is a professor of English and Comparative Literature and the Lionel Trilling Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. He is the literary executor of the Estate of W. H. Auden. He is the author of The Things That Matter: What Seven Classic Novels Have to Say About the Stages of Life and Moral Agents: Eight Twentieth-Century American Writers.
Professor Mendelson has previously held the Isabel Dalhousie Fellowship at IASH, and we are delighted that he can give this free one-off talk whilst here for the Festival. All are welcome - Fellows and public alike!