Geoffrey Harpham

 
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Geoffrey Harpham
geoffrey.harpham@duke.edu
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Geoffrey Harpham is a Visiting Scholar and Senior Fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics. He was trained as a literary scholar, but has worked in a wide range of fields within the humanities.  His abiding concerns have been ethics and literary study, the concept of language, the work of Joseph Conrad, and, more recently, a variety of issues relating to educational theory and practice, especially the humanities.  His more recent books are Language Alone:  The Critical Fetish of Modernity, The Character of  Criticism, and The Humanities and the Dream of America.  He is the co-author, with M. H. Abrams, of A Glossary of Literary Terms.  From 2003-15, he was the director of the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park.