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Portrait Stephen Hancock

David O. McKay Lecture: Stephen Hancock

Tuesday, February 08
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cannon Activities Center

“Being and Being Taught: Levinas, Ethics, Education"

Stephen Hancock, Professor, Faculty of Arts & Letters

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About the Lecturer

Stephen Hancock is a professor of English. He is the author of The Romantic Sublime and Middl-Class Subjectivity in the Victorian Novel and the co-editor of South Seas Encounters: Nineteenth-Century Oceania, Britain, and America. His research interests include aesthetics, ethics, and gender in 19th-Century literature. His current book project, Hospitality, Violence, and the Feminine, looks at the centrality of the feminine to Levinas’ system of ethics and the relationships of this to European aesthetics of the 18th and 19th centuries. Stephen is a first-generation college student and has been part of the BYU–Hawaii ohana for 18 years. He has been married to Carrie Standifird Hancock for 21 years and has four children.