The College of Arts and Science will host “All Days Are Nights to See Till I See Thee: Features and Powers of Poetic Language,” a lecture by Max Planck’s Winfred Menninghaus, on Thurs., March 10.

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The College of Arts and Science will host “All Days Are Nights to See Till I See Thee: Features and Powers of Poetic Language,” a lecture by Max Planck’s Winfred Menninghaus, on Thurs., March 10.

New York University’s College of Arts and Science will host “All Days Are Nights to See Till I See Thee: Features and Powers of Poetic Language,” a lecture by Max Planck’s Winfred Menninghaus, on Thurs., March 10, 5:30 p.m. in NYU’s Jurow Lecture Hall, Silver Center for Arts and Science, 100 Washington Square East (enter at 32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place [wheelchair accessible]).

The event is free and open to the public, which may call 212.998.8100 for more information. Entry is on a first-come, first-served basis. Subway Lines: 6 (Astor Place); N, R (8th Street)

Menninghaus, director of the Max Planck Institute of Empirical Aesthetics (Frankfurt am Main), will outline a model of poetic language and review research that investigates the cognitive, emotional, physiological, and aesthetic effects of single sentences and entire poems.

Menninghaus’ fields of research include classical rhetoric/poetics, philosophical, evolutionary, and empirical aesthetics, and literature from 1750 through today. His recent books include Disgust: Theory and History of a Strong Sensation (2002) and The Promise of Beauty (2003).

 

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