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Lionel Trilling Seminars records, 1932-2001, bulk Bulk Dates: 1976-1998

Summary Information

Abstract

Manuscripts, recordings and administrative files related to the Lionel Trilling Seminars which were established as a memorial to Professor Lionel Trilling in 1976.

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1257
Bib ID 6915518 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Heyman Center for the Humanities
Title Lionel Trilling Seminars records, 1932-2001, bulk Bulk Dates: 1976-1998
Physical Description 6.67 linear feet (4 document boxes and 4 record cartons)
Language(s) English .
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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series.

Description

Summary

Manuscripts and recordings of lectures on the subjects of literature, art, politics, psychoanalysis, philosophy, linguistics and education presented at the Lionel Trilling Seminars, 1976-2001. The speakers have included major scholars such as historians Jacques Barzun, Edmund S. Morgan, and C. Vann Woodward; literary critics Frank Kermode and Richard Ellman; and philosophers Arthur C. Danto and Sir Isaiah Berlin. The collection also contains administrative files which include correspondence with participants, event arrangements, programs, text of lectures, meeting minutes and guest lists.

  • Series I: Lecture Transcripts, 1976-1999

    This series consists of the texts of lectures delivered by various scholars as part of the Lionel Trilling Seminars. The speakers have included major scholars such as historians Jacques Barzun, Edmund S. Morgan, and C. Vann Woodward; literary critics Frank Kermode and Richard Ellman; and philosophers Arthur C. Danto and Sir Isaiah Berlin. In some cases only the title page of a lecture is in a listed folder with a note that the manuscript was to be delivered at a later date. The manuscripts are arranged chronologically and, where noted, discussants for particular lectures are listed. This series consists of the initial accession of lecture manuscripts which is why there will be some duplication of lecture manuscripts in Series II: Administrative Files.

  • Series II: Administrative Files, 1932-1998

    This series consists of files maintained by the office staff responsible for arranging the annual Lionel Trilling Seminars. Materials consist of correspondence with speakers and participants, mailing lists, guest lists, meeting minutes, event programs, transcripts of lectures, event flyers, comments by discussants on specific lectures, correspondence concerning event arrangements, newspaper clippings, seating charts and curriculum vitae of participants. The material dated prior to 1976 consists exclusively of compiled lists of classes and students taught by Lionel Trilling during his academic career at Columbia University. The files in this series are mostly arranged chronologically. Some manuscripts listed in Series I can also be found in this series.

  • Series III: Recordings, 1979-2001

    This series consists of 112 audio cassettes and 1 VHS tape of Lionel Trilling Seminars dating from 1979 to 2001. Many of these recordings have a corresponding manuscript text in the files, but in some cases there is only a recording of a lecture and no paper transcript. Where there are duplicate copies of recordings, it is noted.

Using the Collection

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Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

No photocopying of the lecture manuscripts is permitted. No duplication of the audiocassettes without permission.

Single photocopies of materials, other than the lecture transcripts, may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lionel Trilling Seminars Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed by RBML staff in the 1990s and the 2016 addition was processed by Andrew Benally (GS 2021) and Jocelyn Wilk in January 2019. Finding aid written by Jocelyn Wilk in February 2019.

Revision Description

2019-02-15 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
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Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Woodward, C. Vann (Comer Vann), 1908-1999 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim, 1932-2009 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Lionel Trilling Seminars are a series of seminars delivered each academic year on areas of study ranging from literature and society, art and politics, psychoanalysis and culture, to education. Each seminar features a prominent scholar in a given field delivering a talk and two respondents. The seminars were established in 1976 in memory of Professor Lionel Trilling (1905-1975), one of Columbia's most celebrated faculty members, author and critic, to encourage intellectual speculation by bringing together major speakers and an "enlightened general audience" in order to stimulate discussion from within as well as without the speaker's own discipline. Lectures are on areas of study in which Trilling was active. Originally the series consisted of three seminars a year, but has since been reduced to two, one each semester. The seminars have been sponsored at various times by Columbia College, the Heyman Center, and supported by gifts from Prof. William Theodore de Bary and his wife, Daniel and Joanna Rose, and William H. and Weslie R. Janeway.

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Series I: Lecture Transcripts, 1976-1999

This series consists of the texts of lectures delivered by various scholars as part of the Lionel Trilling Seminars. The speakers have included major scholars such as historians Jacques Barzun, Edmund S. Morgan, and C. Vann Woodward; literary critics Frank Kermode and Richard Ellman; and philosophers Arthur C. Danto and Sir Isaiah Berlin. In some cases only the title page of a lecture is in a listed folder with a note that the manuscript was to be delivered at a later date. The manuscripts are arranged chronologically and, where noted, discussants for particular lectures are listed. This series consists of the initial accession of lecture manuscripts which is why there will be some duplication of lecture manuscripts in Series II: Administrative Files.



Box 1 Folder 1 Barzun, Jacques (Columbia University) "The Life and Death of Modernism," 1976 November 9, 1976

(Title Page only, no manuscript. Discussants: J. Hillis Miller, Yale University and Robert Rosenblum, New York University)


Box 1 Folder 2 Geertz, Clifford (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) "The Social History of the Moral Imagination: Examples and Reflections," 1977 February17, 1977

(Discussants: Victor L. Turner, University of Chicago and Victor H. Brombert, Princeton University)


Box 1 Folder 3 Berlin, Isaiah "Nationalism, Its Rise and Unforseen Career," 1977 April 7, 1977

(Discussants: Gertrude Himmelfarb, City University of New York and Michael Walzer, Harvard University)


Box 1 Folder 4 Stone, Lawrence (Princeton University) "Individualism: A Revolution in Family Relationships in Eighteenth-Century England," 1977 November 17, 1977

(Discussants: Christopher Ricks, Cambridge University and Mary Douglas, University College, London)


Box 1 Folder 5 Abrams, M.H. (Cornell University) "How to do Things With Texts," 1978 February23, 1978

(Discussants: A. Walton Litz, Princeton University and Edward W. Said, Columbia University)


Box 1 Folder 6 Arrow, Kenneth (Harvard University) "Socialism Reconsidered," 1978 April 13, 1978

(Discussants: Christopher Lasch, University of Rochester and W.G. Runciman, Cambridge University)


Box 1 Folder 7 Dahrendorf, Ralf (London School of Economics and Political Science) "Life Chances: On the Dimensions of Liberty in Society," 1978 December 7, 1978

(Discussants: William Barrett, New York University and Norman Birnbaum, Amherst College)


Box 1 Folder 8 Reiff, Phillip (University of Pennsylvania) "Revelation and Repression: The Return of the Sacred in Freud's Theory," 1979 February1, 1979

(Title page only, no manuscript. Discussants: James Cameron, University of Toronto and Christopher Lasch, University of Rochester)


Box 1 Folder 9 Ellmann, Richard (New College, Oxford) "Decadence and the 'Nineties'," 1979 April 3, 1979

(Discussants: Peter Conrad, Christ Church, Oxford and Stephen Donadio, Middlebury College)


Box 1 Folder 10 Gombrich, E.H. (Warburgh Institute) "Style Skill and Function in Image-making," 1979 October 11, 1979

(No Manuscript. Discussants: David Rosand, Columbia University and Henri Zerner, Harvard University)


Box 1 Folder 11 Marcus, Steven (Columbia University) "Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Change," 1980 February14, 1980

(Discussants: Peter Lowenberg, University of California, Los Angeles and Richard Wollheim, University of London)


Box 1 Folder 12 Woodward, C. Vann (Yale University) "American Growing Pains and European Apprehensions," 1980 April 17, 1980

(Discussants: Davird Rothman, Columbia University and Cushing Strout, Cornell University)


Box 1 Folder 13 Ricoeur, Paul (University of Chicago) "The Eclipse of Events in Modern Historiography," 1980 November 13, 1980

(Discussants: Stanley Cavell, Harvard University and Clifford Geertz Institute for Advance Study, Princeton)


Box 1 Folder 14 Kermode, Frank (King's College, Cambridge) "Keeping the Road Open: Reflections on a Theme of Lionel Trilling," 1981 February14, 1981

(Discussants: M.H. Abrams, Cornell University and Paul DeMan, Yale University)


Box 1 Folder 15 Shklar, Juditch "Putting Cruelty First," 1981 April 1, 1981

(Manuscript. Discussants: Unknown.)


Box 1 Folder 16 Steinberg, Leo (University of Pennsylvania) "The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion," 1981 November 19, 1981

(Discussants: Julius Held, Barnard College and John W. O'Malley, Weston School of Theology)


Box 1 Folder 17 Ricks, Christopher (Cambridge University) "Prejudice and T.S. Eliot," 1982 February15, 1982

(Discussants: William Arrowsmith, Emory University and Hugh Kenner, Johns Hopkins University)


Box 1 Folder 18 Morgan, Edmund S. (Yale University) "The People's Choice: The Electoral Carnival in Eighteenth-Century England and America," 1982 April 6, 1982

(Discussants: Walter D. Burnham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nathan Glazer, Harvard University)



Box 2 Folder 1 Chomsky, Noam (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) "Linguistics: Recent History and Prospects," 1982 November 4, 1982

(Discussants: Dell Hymes, University of Pennsylvania and Jerrold Katz, City University of New York)


Box 2 Folder 2 Berger, Peter (Boston University) "The World as a Religious Idea," 1983 February2, 1983

(Discussants: David S. Landes, Harvard University and Edward Said, Columbia University)


Box 2 Folder 3 Quinton, Anthony (Oxford University) "Character and Will in Modern Ethics," 1983 April 5, 1983

(Title page only. No manuscript. Discussants: Jerome B. Schneewind, Johns Hopkins University and Robert Paul Wolff, University of Massachusetts)


Box 2 Folder 4 Donoghue, Denis (New York University) "The Intelligentsia at the Present Time," 1983 November 3, 1983

(Discussants: Peter Brooks, Yale University and Nathan Glazer, Harvard University)


Box 2 Folder 5 Darnton, Robert (Princeton University) "Rousseau and His Reader: A Problem in History," 1984 February7, 1984

(Title page only. No manuscript. Discussants: Stanly Fish, Johns Hopkins University and Patricia Spacks, Yale University)


Box 2 Folder 6 Dworkin, Ronald (Oxford and New York Universities) "How to Think About Human Rights," 1984 April 2, 1984

(Discussants: Brice Ackerman, Columbia University and Arthur Danto Columbia University)


Box 2 Folder 7 Hoffmann, Stanley (Harvard University) "Liberalism and International Affairs," 1984 November 8, 1984

(Discussants: Michael Scammel, New York Institute for Humanities and Michel Walzer, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)


Box 2 Folder 8 Bayley, John (Oxford University) "Character in Modern Criticism," 1985 February15, 1985

(Discussants: Jerome Bruner, New School for Social research and John Hollander, Yale University)


Box 2 Folder 9 Nozick, Robert (Harvard University) "The Emotion of Happiness," 1985 April 2, 1985

(Discussants: John Searle, University of California, Berkeley and Derek Walcott, Boston University)


Box 2 Folder 10 Trilling, Diana "Biography of a Marriage," 1985 November 7, 1985

(Title Page only. No manuscript.)


Box 2 Folder 11 Pocock, J.G.A. (Johns Hopkins University) "The Post-Whig Interpretations of History," 1986 February6, 1986

(Title page only. No manuscript. Discussants: Donlad R. Kelly, University of Rochester and Lawrence Stone, Princeton University)


Box 2 Folder 12 Vlastos, Gregory (University of California at Berkeley) "Socratic Irony," 1986 April 10, 1986

(Discussants: William Gass, Washington University and Charles Kahn, University of Pennsylvania)


Box 2 Folder 13 Yerushalmi, Yosef Hayim (Columbia University) "About Freud's Moses and Monotheism," 1986 November 24, 1986

(Discussants: Robert Alter, University of California at Berkeley and William McGrath, University of Rochester)


Box 2 Folder 14 Brown, Peter (Princeton University) "The Philosopher and the Monk: Two Late Antique Options," 1987 February11, 1987

(Discussants: Marcia Colish, Oberlin College and Jaroslav Pelikan, Yale University)


Box 2 Folder 15 Bell, Pearl "From the Lighthouse: Women and Fiction Today," 1987 April 6, 1987

(Discussants: Mary Gordon, Novelist and John Gross, Literary Critic)


Box 2 Folder 16 Schorske, Carl (Princeton University) "Scholarly Ethos and Civic Culture: The Case of Basel," 1987 October 21, 1987

(Discussants: Thomas Bender, New York University and Walter Sokel, University of Virginia)


Box 2 Folder 17 Searle, John (University of California at Berkeley) "What's Wrong With the Philosophy of Mind?" 1988 February8, 1988

(Discussants: Ned Block, Massachusettes Institute of Technology and Gilberyt Harman, Princeton University)


Box 2 Folder 18 Wilson, Edward O. (Harvard University) "The Relation Between Biology and the Social Sciences," 1988 April 6, 1988

(Outline only. Discussants: Gerald Holton, Harvard University and Joshua Lederberg, Rockefeller University)


Box 2 Folder 19 Danto, Arthur C. (Columbia University) "Narratives of the End of Art," 1988 November 14, 1988

(Discussants: Noel Carroll, Cornell University and Richard Shiff, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


Box 2 Folder 20 Pelikan, Jaroslav (Yale University) "Some Patterns in the Development of Christian Doctrine," 1989 February1, 1989

(Discussants: Caroline Bynum, Columbia University and Richard Norris, Union Theological Seminary)


Box 2 Folder 21 Smith, Denis Mack "The Relationship Between Traditional Nationalism and the Development of Fascism in Italy," 1989 April 4, 1989

(Discussants: Edward Malefakis, Columbia University [Note: Substituted for S. Hoffman] and Fritz Stern, Columbia University)


Box 2 Folder 22-23 Hirshman, Albert O. "Two Hundred Years of Reactionary Rhetoric: The Futility of Thesis," 1990 February6, 1990

(2 folders. Discussants: Stanley Hoffman and Stephen Holmes)


Box 2 Folder 24 Constable, Giles "The Ordering of Society in the Middle Ages," 1990 April 3, 1990

(Discussants: John Baldwin and Elizabeth Brown)



Box 3 Folder 1 Rosovsky, Henry "Education: Some Recent Discontents in Perspective," 1990 November 7, 1990

(Discussants: William Theodore deBary and David Bromwich)


Box 3 Folder 2 Bynum, Caroline W. "Am I My Body?" 1991 February20, 1991

(Discussants: Peter Brown and John S. Hawley)


Box 3 Folder 3 Todorov, Tzvetan "Facing Evil," 1991 April 8, 1991

(Discussants: Leon Wieseltier and Yosef H. Yernshalmi)


Box 3 Folder 4 Vendler, Helen, "The Audience for Poetry," 1991 November 7, 1991

(Also on audio cassette. Discussants: Denis Donoghue and Herbert Liebowitz)


Box 3 Folder 5 Diggins, John Patrick "Deconstruction and the American Past," 1992 February6, 1992

(Discussants: Andrew Delbanco and Donlad R. Kelley)


Box 3 Folder 6 Kolakonski, Leszek "What is Left of Marxism and the Socialist Idea?" 1992 April 7, 1992

(Also on audio cassette. Discussants: Bogan Denitch and Louis Henkin)


Box 3 Folder 7 Hollander, John "The City of Thought: Urbanity and Seriousness," 1992 November 12, 1992

(Also on audio cassette. Discussants: Discussants: Christopher Ricks and Edward Rothstein)


Box 3 Folder 8 Sen, Amartya "India and the West," 1993 February18, 1993

(Also on audio cassette. Discussants: Akeel Bilgrami and Clifford Geertz)


Box 3 Folder 9 Bromwich, David "How Moral Is Taste?," 1993 April 8, 1993

(also on audio cassette)


Box 3 Folder 10 Nussbaum, Martha "The History of an Emotion," 1993 November 18, 1993

(also on audio cassette)


Box 3 Folder 11 Bradley, Bill "Race, Violence and the American Dream," 1994 April 4, 1994

(Also on audio cassette. Discussants: Arnold Rampersad and Werner Sollors)


Box 3 Folder 12-13 Bailyn, Barnard "Context in History" 1995 February2, 1995

(2 folders. Also on audio cassette. Professor Bailyn has requested that anyone wishing to quote or cite this paper should obtain his permission. Discussants: Eric Foner and Dorothy Ross)


Box 3 Folder 14 Nagel, Thomas "Relativism and Reason," 1995 March5, 1995

(Two copies of manuscript. Also on audio cassette)


Box 3 Folder 15 Gurr, Andrew "Remaking the past, or its artefacts: Shakespeare's Globe versus the Athenian trireme and Captain Cook's Endeavour," 1995 November 10, 1995

(Also on audio cassette. Discussants: John Orrell and Micahel Warren)


Box 3 Folder 16 Menand, Louis "Intellectual Identity After Trilling," 1995 November 9, 1995

(Also on audio cassette. Discussants: Alan Brinkley and Andreas Huyssen)


Box 3 Folder 17 Moynihan, Daniel Patick "The Middle of the Journey: The Middle of the Night," 1996 February19, 1996

(Also on audio cassette. Discussants: Richard Epstein, University of Chicago Law School and Sir Brian Urquhart, Former Under-Secretary General, The United Nations.)


Box 3 Folder 18 Kennedy, Randall "Racial Pride, Racial Kinship and Other Problems," 1996 April 17, 1996

(Discussants: Manning Marable and George Fletcher)


Box 3 Folder 19 Holmes, Stephen "Can Weak-State Liberalism Survive?," 1997 February13, 1997

(First draft of manuscript; also on audio cassette)


Box 3 Folder 20 Taruskin, Richard "Stravinsky and Us," 1997 November 11, 1997

(Also on audio cassette)


Box 3 Folder 21 Belting, Hans "The Memory of the Masterpiece: Reflections on Myth and Modern Art," 1998 April 1, 1998

(Also on audio cassette)


Box 3 Folder 22 Skinner, Quentin "Ancient Laughter and Modern Philosophy," 1999 March25, 1999

(Also on audio cassette)

Series II: Administrative Files, 1932-1998

This series consists of files maintained by the office staff responsible for arranging the annual Lionel Trilling Seminars. Materials consist of correspondence with speakers and participants, mailing lists, guest lists, meeting minutes, event programs, transcripts of lectures, event flyers, comments by discussants on specific lectures, correspondence concerning event arrangements, newspaper clippings, seating charts and curriculum vitae of participants. The material dated prior to 1976 consists exclusively of compiled lists of classes and students taught by Lionel Trilling during his academic career at Columbia University. The files in this series are mostly arranged chronologically. Some manuscripts listed in Series I can also be found in this series.



Box 5 Folder 1 Trilling Seminar Speakers, 1976-1997


Box 5 Folder 2 Trilling Memorial Seminars-Steering Committee, 1976-1977


Box 5 Folder 3 Lionel Trilling seminars Advisory Council, 1977-1978


Box 5 Folder 4 Lionel Trilling Seminars Academic Committee, 1978-1979


Box 5 Folder 5 Lionel Trilling Seminars List of Guests, 1976-1977


Box 5 Folder 6 Lionel Trilling Seminars Committee, 1977-1978


Box 5 Folder 7 Trilling Seminars-Academic Year, 1979-1980


Box 5 Folder 8 Trilling Seminars, 1981-1983


Box 5 Folder 9 Miscellaneous Correspondence, 1982-1983


Box 5 Folder 10 Administration Material, 1982-1984


Box 5 Folder 11 Trilling Seminars-Programs for, 1986-1987


Box 5 Folder 12 Lionel Trilling Seminar Committee meetings, 1988-1989


Box 5 Folder 13 Lionel Trilling Seminar Committee, 1990-1994


Box 5 Folder 14 Former Trilling Students: Student lists, undated


Box 5 Folder 15 Former Trilling Students: Graduate English Class list, 1942-1960


Box 5 Folder 16 Former Trilling Students: Colloquium lists, 1934-1948


Box 5 Folder 17 Former Trilling Students: List of College and GSAS Courses, 1932-1975


Box 5 Folder 18 2nd Lionel Trilling Seminar-Clifford Geertz, Papers Delivered, 1977 February17, 1977


Box 5 Folder 19 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Sir Isaiah Berlin, 1977 April 7, 1977


Box 5 Folder 20 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Lawrence Stone, 1977 November 17, 1977


Box 5 Folder 21 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- M.H. Abrams, 1987 February23, 1987


Box 5 Folder 22 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Kenneth Arrow, 1978 April 13, 1978


Box 5 Folder 23 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Paper delivered by Prof. Ralf Dahrendorf, 1978 December 7, 1978


Box 5 Folder 24 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Philip Rieff, 1979 February1, 1979


Box 5 Folder 25 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Ellmann Lecture, 1979 April 3, 1979


Box 5 Folder 26-27 Trilling Seminars -- E.H. Gombrich file, 1979 October 11, 1979

(2 folders)


Box 5 Folder 28 Tilling Seminars -- Steven Marcus, 1980 February14, 1980


Box 5 Folder 29 Trilling Seminars -- C.Vann Woodward, 1980 April 17, 1980


Box 5 Folder 30 Trilling Seminar #13 -- Paul Ricoeur, 1980 November 13, 1980


Box 5 Folder 31 Trilling Seminar #14 -- Frank Kermode, 1981 February19, 1981


Box 5 Folder 32 Trilling Seminar #15 -- Judith Shklar, 1981 April 3, 1981


Box 5 Folder 33 Trilling Seminar #15: Shklar, Judith "Putting Cruelty First," 1981 April 3, 1981


Box 5 Folder 34 Trilling Seminar #16 Steinberg, Leo "The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and Modern Oblivion," 1981 November 2, 1981


Box 5 Folder 35 Trilling Seminar #17 Ricks, Christopher, 1982 February, 1982


Box 5 Folder 36 Trilling Seminar #18 Morgan, Edmund S., 1982 April, 1982


Box 5 Folder 37 Trilling Seminar -- Noam Chomsky, 1982 November 4, 1982


Box 5 Folder 38 Trilling Seminar -- Peter L. Berger, 1983 February2, 1983


Box 5 Folder 39 Trilling Seminar -- Lord Anthony Quinton, 1983 April 5, 1983



Box 6 Folder 1 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Denis Donoghue Lecture, 1983 November 3, 1983


Box 6 Folder 2 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Robert Darnton, 1984 February7, 1984


Box 6 Folder 3 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Ronald Dworking, 1984 April 2, 1984


Box 6 Folder 4 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Stanley Hoffman, 1984 November 8, 1984


Box 6 Folder 5 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- John Bayley, 1985 February15, 1985


Box 6 Folder 6 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Robert Nozik, 1985 April 2, 1985


Box 6 Folder 7 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Diana Trilling Dinner and Reception, 1985 November 7, 1985


Box 6 Folder 8 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- J.G.A. Pocock, 1986 February6, 1986


Box 6 Folder 9 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Gregory Vlastos Dinner and Reception, 1986 April 4, 1986


Box 6 Folder 10 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, 1986 November 24, 1986


Box 6 Folder 11 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Peter Brown, 1987 February11, 1987


Box 6 Folder 12 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Pearl Bell, 1987 April 6, 1987


Box 6 Folder 13 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Carl Schorske, 1987 October 21, 1987


Box 6 Folder 14 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- John Searle, 1988 February8, 1988


Box 6 Folder 15 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Edward O. Wilson Correspondence, 1988


Box 6 Folder 16 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Arthur C. Danto Correspondence, 1988 November 14, 1988


Box 6 Folder 17 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Jaroslav Pelikan Correspondence, 1989 February1, 1989


Box 6 Folder 18 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Denis Mack Smith Correspondence, 1989 April 4, 1989


Box 6 Folder 19 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- I. Bernard Cohen, 1989 November 9, 1989


Box 6 Folder 20 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Correspondence of Members, 1988-1989


Box 6 Folder 21 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Albert O. Hirschman, 1990 February6, 1990


Box 6 Folder 22 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Giles Constable, 1990 April 3, 1990


Box 6 Folder 23 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Henry Rosovsky, 1990 November 7, 1990


Box 6 Folder 24 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Caroline Walker Bynum, 1991 February20, 1991


Box 6 Folder 25 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Tzvetan Todorov, 1991 April 8, 1991


Box 6 Folder 26 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Todorov Seminar Manuscript, 1991 April 8, 1991


Box 6 Folder 27 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Helen Vendler, 1991 November 7, 1991



Box 7 Folder 1 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- The Simon Schama Affair, 1991-1992


Box 7 Folder 2 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- John P. Diggins, 1992 February6, 1992


Box 7 Folder 3 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Leszek Kolakowski, 1992 April 7, 1992


Box 7 Folder 4 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- John Hollander, 1992 November 12, 1992


Box 7 Folder 5 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Amartya Sen, 1993 February18, 1993


Box 7 Folder 6 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- David Bromwich, 1998 April 8, 1998


Box 7 Folder 7 Diana Trilling Memorial Service, 1996


Box 7 Folder 8 Trilling Seminars -- Correspondence, 1992-1994


Box 7 Folder 9 Trilling Committee, 1994-1995


Box 7 Folder 10 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Martha Nussbaum, 1993 November 18, 1993


Box 7 Folder 11 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Lord Dahrendorf, 1994 January 27, 1994


Box 7 Folder 12 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Senator Bill Bradley, 1994 April 4, 1994


Box 7 Folder 13 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Andrew Gurr, 1994 November 10, 1994


Box 7 Folder 14 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Bernard Bailyn, 1995 February2, 1995


Box 7 Folder 15 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Thomas Nagel, 1995 April 6, 1995


Box 7 Folder 16 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Louis Menand, 1995 November 9, 1995


Box 7 Folder 17 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Daniel Patrick Moynihan, 1996 February19, 1996


Box 7 Folder 18 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Randall Kennedy, 1996 April 17, 1996


Box 7 Folder 19 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Abba Eban, 1996 November 18, 1996


Box 7 Folder 20 Barzun Reception, 1996 November 26, 1996


Box 7 Folder 21 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Stephen Holmes, 1997 November 13, 1997


Box 7 Folder 22 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Michael Scammell, 1997 April 17, 1997


Box 7 Folder 23 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Richard Taruskin, 1997 November 11, 1997


Box 7 Folder 24 Lionel Trilling Seminars -- Hans Belting, 1998 April 1, 1998


Box 7 Folder 25 Trilling Master Procedures -- Meetings, Agendas, etc.

Series III: Recordings, 1979-2001

This series consists of 112 audio cassettes and 1 VHS tape of Lionel Trilling Seminars dating from 1979 to 2001. Many of these recordings have a corresponding manuscript text in the files, but in some cases there is only a recording of a lecture and no paper transcript. Where there are duplicate copies of recordings, it is noted.



Box 4 Bailyn, Barnard "Context in History" 1995 February2, 1995

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Bradley, Bill "Race, Violence and the American Dream," 1994 April 4, 1994

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 4 Bromwich, David. 1993 April 8, 1993

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Dahrendorf, Lord "The Public Responsibility of Intellectuals…," 1994 January 27, 1994

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Diggins John "Deconstruction and the American Past," 1992 February2, 1992

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Gurr, Andrew "Remaking the Past, Or…," 1994 November 10, 1994

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 4 Hollander, John "The City of Thought: Urbanity and Seriousness," 1992 November 12, 1992

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Kennedy, Randall "Racial Pride, Racial Kinship and Other problems," 1996 April 17, 1996

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Kolakonski, Leszek "What is Left of Marxism and the Socialist Idea?," 1992 April 7, 1992

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Menand, Louis "Intellectual Identity After Trilling," 1995 November 9, 1995

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Moynihan, Daniel Patick "The Middle of the Journey: The Middle of the Night," 1996 February19, 1996

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Nagel, Thomas "Relativism and Reason," 1995 April 6, 1995

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 4 Nussbaum, Martha "Need the Recognition…," 1993 November 18, 1993

(audio cassette)


Box 4 Sen, Amartya "India and the West," 1993 February18, 1993

(audio cassettes. Duplicates I and II)


Box 4 Vendler, Helen, "The Audience for Poetry," 1991 November 7, 1991

(audio cassette)



Box 8 Richard Ellman "Decadence and the Nineties," 1979 April 3, 1979

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 E.H. Gombrich "Style, Skill and Function in Image-Making," 1979 October 11, 1979

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Steven Marcus "Psychoanlaytic Theory and Cultural Change," 1980 February14, 1980

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 C. Vann Woodward "American Growing Pains and Apprehensions," 1980 April 17, 1980

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Judith Shklar, "Putting Cruelty First," 1981 April 21, 1981

(audio cassette)


Box 8 Leo Steinberg, "The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and Modern Oblivion," 1981 November 19, 1981

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Christopher Ricks "Prejudice and T.S. Eliot," 1982 February2, 1982

(3 audio cassettes; one tape is a duplicate copy of Part I)


Box 8 Edmund S. Morgan, "The People's Choice: The Electoral Carnival in Eighteenth-Century England and America," 1982 April 1, 1982

(audio cassette)


Box 8 Noam Chomsky, " Linguistics: Recent History and Prospects," 1982 November 4, 1982

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Peter Berger, "The Third World as a Religious Idea," 1983 February2, 1983

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Anthony Quinton, "Character and Will in Modern Ethics," 1983 April 5, 1983

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Denis Donoghue, "The Intelligentsia at the Current Time," 1983 November 3, 1983

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Robert Darnton, "Rousseau and His Reader: A Problem in History," 1984 February7, 1984

(audio cassette)


Box 8 Ronald Dworkin, "How to Think About Human Rights," 1984 April 2, 1984

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Stanley Hoffman, "Liberalism and International Affairs," 1984 November 8, 1984

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 John Bayley, "Character in Modern Criticism," 1985 February15, 1985

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Robert Nozick, "The Emotion of Happiness," 1985 April 2, 1985

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Diana Trilling, "Biography of a Marriage," 1985 November 7, 1985

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 J.G.A. Pockock, "The Post-Whig Interpretation of History," 1986 February2, 1986

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Gregory Vlastos, "Socratic Irony," 1986 April 10, 1986

(audio cassette)


Box 8 Yosef H. Yerushalmi, "About Freud's Moses and Monotheism," 1986 November 24, 1986

(4 audio cassettes, 2 copies of Part I and Part II)


Box 8 Peter Brown, " The Philosopher and the Monk: Two Late Antique Opinions," 1987 February11, 1987

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Pearl Bell, "From the Lighthouse: Women and Fiction Today," 1987 April 6, 1987

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Carl Schorske, " Scholarly Ethos and Civic Culture: The Case of Basel," 1987 October 21, 1987

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 John Searle, "What's Wrong with the Philosophy of the Mind?," 1988 February8, 1988

(audio cassette)


Box 8 Edmund Wilson, "The Relation Between Biology and the Social Sciences," 1988 April 6, 1988

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Arthur Danto, "Narratives of the End of Art," 1988 November 14, 1988

(audio cassette; Part I missing, only Part II exists)


Box 8 Jaroslav Pelikan, "Some Patterns in the Development of Christian Doctrine," 1989 February1, 1989

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Denis Mack Smith, "The Relationship Between Traditional Nationalism and the Development of Fascism in Italy," 1989 April 4, 1989

(2 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Henry Rosovsky, "Education: Recent Discontents in Perspective," 1990 November 7, 1990

(6 audio cassettes. There are 3 copies of both parts of this recording)


Box 8 Bynum, Caroline, "'Am I My Body?' Medieval Theories of Bodily Resurrection and Some Modern Implications," 1991 February20, 1991

(4 audio cassettes; 2 copies of both parts of this recording)


Box 8 Tzvetan Todorov, "Facing Evil: Shoah and Primo Levi," 1991 April 8, 1991

(2 audio cassettes; two copies of same recording)


Box 8 Abba Eban, "The Peace Process in the Middle East," 1996 November 18, 1996

(6 audio cassettes; 3 copies of both parts of the recording)


Box 8 Stephen Holmes, "Can Weak-State Liberalism Survive?," 1997 February13, 1997

(3 audio cassettes; 3 copies of same recording)


Box 8 Michael Scammell, " Good News from Transylvania?: Prospects for Liberalism in Russia and Eastern Europe," 1997 April 17, 1997

(3 audio cassettes; 3 copies of same recording)


Box 8 Richard Taruskin, "Stravinsky and Us," 1997 November 11, 1997

(3 audio cassettes)


Box 8 Hans Belting, " The Memory of the Masterpiece: Reflections on Myth and Modern Art," 1998 April 1, 1998

(3 audio cassettes; one duplicate)


Box 8 Ian Buruma, "The Fatal Attraction of Victimhood," 1998 November 5, 1998

(3 audio cassettes; 3 copies of same recording)


Box 8 Quentin Skinner, "Ancient Laughter and Modern Philosophy," 1999 March25, 1999

(5 audio cassettes; duplicates)


Box 8 Brian Stock, Robert Dartan and Thomas Flanagan, "The Lionel Trilling Seminar" at Roone Arldege Auditorium, 2001 October 16, 2001

(VHS tape)