Past Event

The Philosophy of Irony: Jonathan Swift

Mon, Jan 4 2010 - 6:00pm

The Philosophy of Irony: Jonathan Swift

Gene Hammond, English Professor, SUNY-Stonybrook, Director of Writing

Monday Night Philosophy starts 2010 on an ironic tone, featuring a lecture, followed by a dialogue and then an open discussion, of Jonathan Swift's ideas. The master of satire showed how irony speaks louder and involves the reader more than other forms of prose, shown most famously in A Modest Proposal. Join us to explore the layers of cynicism, communication and the human condition.

MLF: Humanities
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. reception, 6 p.m. program
, $15 non-members
Program Organizer: George Hammond