Open to the Public
Location Al Mamoura Auditorium, Abu Dhabi View map
Originating in the idea of the world citizen and conceived in contradistinction to nationalism, cosmopolitanism can be understood as a way of building community by embracing rather than avoiding difference. This lecture will explore the ways in which a cosmopolitan perspective responds to problems posed by contemporary Western multiculturalism. It will also suggest that literature offers distinctive resources for the cosmopolitan thinker.
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Cyrus R. K. Patell Associate Professor of English, Faculty Fellow-in-Residence, NYU