Fourth Annual Brooklyn College Graduate English Conference
April 30, 2011, Brooklyn College
Keynote Speaker: Cyrus R. K. Patell, New York University
"One is surprised, one is disturbed, one desires something familiar to hold on to- As soon as we are shown something old in the new, we are calmed. The supposed instinct for causality is only fear of the unfamiliar and the attempt to discover something familiar in it- a search, not for causes, but for the familiar."
– Friedrich Nietzsche, from The Will to Power