Rice Unconventional Wisdom
Campbell Lecture Series

Previous Lectures

Patrick Summers

Patrick Summers

March 18, 19 & 20
Thinking Music : The Conductor as Cultural Leader and Teacher


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Stanley Fish

Stanley Fish

Academic Freedom: 
A Series of Lectures by Stanley Fish 
April10, 11 & 12, 2012  


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Zadie Smith

Zadie Smith

November 10, 2010
A Reading by Zadie Smith


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The Promise of Museums

The Promise of Museums

October 27, 28, 29, 2009
The Promise of Museums


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Stephen Greenblatt

Stephen Greenblatt

Oct 21, 22, and 23, 2008
Shakespeare's Creative Freedom


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Alix Ohlin

Alix Ohlin

Oct. 23, 24, and 25, 2007
The Tempest of Art and Nature


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Ha Jin

Ha Jin

Oct. 24, 25, and 26, 2006 
The Writer as Migrant


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Robert Pinsky

Robert Pinsky

Oct. 18, 19, and 20, 2005
The American Town: Dreams and Nightmares


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The Campbell Lecture Series

Rice University's School of Humanities

The Campbell Lecture Series


The Campbell Lecture Series in Rice's School of Humanities is supported by a generous gift from T.C. Campbell, '34 through the Campbell Fund. Each year, the series brings a distinguished humanities scholar to campus to gives lectures on a topic of broad humanistic interest. These are open to the entire Rice and Houston communities. Through a special arrangement with the University of Chicago Press, the lectures are later published as a book. Previous Campbell lecturers include Robert Pinsky (2005), Ha Jin (2006), Alix Ohlin (2007), Stephen Greenblatt (2008), James Cuno (2009), Zadie Smith (2010), Stanley Fish (2012) and Patrick Summers (2013).




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