Author Stanley Fish to lecture at UVa-Wise in fall

Stanley Fish, one of the most prominent American intellectuals in academia today, will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise this fall.

Stanley FishThe lecture, which is free and open to the public, is made possible by the Colgate Darden Endowed Lecture Series, and is set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27, on campus.

The Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor and a professor of law at Florida International University in Miami and Dean Emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago will lecture at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise this fall.

Fish is the author of 10 books, including "How Milton Works," "The Trouble With Principle," "Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change" and "There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It's a Good Thing, Too." His essays and articles have appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Harper's Magazine, Esquire, The Atlantic and The New York Times.

He holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (1959) and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Yale University (1960; 1962).  He has previously taught at the University of California at Berkeley (1962-74); Johns Hopkins University (1974-85), where he was the Kenan Professor of English and Humanities; and Duke University, where he was Arts and Sciences Professor of English and Professor of Law (1985-1998).  From 1993 through 1998 he served as executive director of Duke University Press.

Fish has appeared on the MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, The McLaughlin Show, Firing Line, CNN, Hardball with Chris Matthews, CSPAN, Think-Tank, Larry King, Judy Jarvis, many NPR stations, The O’Reilly Factor show, Pacifica Radio and NBC Nightly News.

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