Knapp Chair Lecture Series Presents Stanley Fish, PhD

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Date and Time

  • Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 5:30 p.m.


Manchester Hall, Auditorium

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




What Exactly Are Academics Free to Do?

Event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Reception to follow

About the Guest Speaker

Stanley Fish, PhD, is an American literary theorist, legal scholar, author and public intellectual. He is currently the Floerscheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School in New York City and the 2015 Knapp Fellow at the University of San Diego. Dr. Fish has previously served as the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a professor of law at Florida International University and is dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Fish is a major figure associated with postmodernism, at times to his irritation. Instead he is an advocate of anti-foundationalism. He is a major influence in the rise and development of reader-response theory. During his career he has taught at the Cardozo School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Pennsylvania, Yale Law, Columbia University, The John Marshall Law School and Duke University.


Admission is free of charge, but advance registration is required.


Stanley Fish,

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