What is the role of the public intellectual and critical authority?

brennan 2aProfessor Timothy Brennan works on the relationship between comparative literature, world literature, and global English at the University of Minnesota. He spoke at our November 2014 conference on ‘Literary Authority in an Age of the General Author’ and reflected on the role of the public intellectual, critical authority and translation. If you are interested in the question of academic authorship, you might want to watch Rebecca Braun’s interview with Tim here.


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