Ursinus Professor of Philosophy and Humanities Carlin Romano, currrently on leave of absence as the College’s first Guggenheim Fellow, has been named “Distinguished Visiting Scholar” at the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University, China’s top-ranked academic institution. Prof. Romano was invited to take up residence by the Center’s director, Prof. Tu Weiming, former director of Harvard University’s Yenching Institute and one of the world’s foremost Confucian scholars.
Prof. Romano has been lecturing widely during his leave. He recently presented two lectures at the University of Oregon, three lectures at the University of Hawaii/Manoa, and will soon present public lectures in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Nanjing.
His most recent published essays as Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education are “Whither Paper?” (Feb. 10th), about the implications of the digital revolution, and “Paul de Man, Deconstructed” (March 3rd issue), about a new biography of the disgraced Yale literary theorist.