Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

A conversation with IHUM fellow and future faculty member of Yale-NUS College Andrew Hui on Petrarch.


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Andrew Hui received his PhD in comparative literature from Princeton in 2009. Since then, he has been teaching at Stanford’s Introduction to Humanities program. In July he will join the inaugural faculty of the new Yale-NUS College, a joint collaboration between Yale U and National U of Singapore to create a liberal arts college in Asia. He is at work on a book manuscript entitled The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature, which discusses how writers such as Petrarch, Du Bellay, and Spenser use the figure of the ruin to think about their relationship to the fragmented past of antiquity.