Please join us for an evening of informal conversation at the first Heller Center Salon with assistant professor David Diamond.
Please join us for an evening of conversation at the first Heller Center salon with assistant English professor David Diamond on the topic “Our Secular Eighteenth Century.”
David Diamond is an assistant professor of English at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where he teaches classes on Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature and critical theory.
He earned his Ph.D. in English language and literature from the University of Chicago, and his essays have appeared or will soon appear in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Eighteenth-Century Fiction, and ELH: English Literary History. He joined the UCCS faculty in fall 2016.
Diamond’s research centers on the interrelationship of religious culture and literary expression during the long eighteenth century. His current book project, “Reading Character After Calvin” shows how the conceptual grammar of secularism has shaped both novelistic character and the scholarly tradition that seeks to explain its history.
Additional research interests include Milton, the salvific potential of sex and seduction, and the “affects” of finance capitalism.
Please see the Heller website for the PDF optional reading – http://www.uccs.edu/~heller
Light refreshments will be served.