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Great Quotations

You... must look forward to death with confidence, and fix your minds on this one belief, which is certain: that nothing can harm a good person either in life or after death, and her fortunes are not a matter of indifference to the gods.

--PLATO, APOLOGY

If your head cannot contain you - lose it!

--RUMI 

Any pleasure is a remedy for sorrow (not necessarily the best remedy, but it does work).

--AQUINAS, SUMMA THEOLOGICA

Human beings all too often deceive themselves about freedom.  And just as freedom is considered one of the most sublime feelings, the corresponding disillusion is likewise one of the most sublime.

--KAFKA, "REPORT TO AN ACADEMY"

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

--WILLIAM BLAKE, THE MARRIAGE OF HEAVEN AND HELL

The true college will ever have one goal,--not to earn meat, but to know the end and aim of that life which meat nourishes.

--W.E.B. DUBOIS, THE Souls of BlACK FOLK

Sweep away all with the broom of ‘NO!’

--RUMI, SEVEN SERMONS

SLE Faculty

Joshua Landy

Andrew B. Hammond Professor in French Language, Literature and Civilization, and Professor of Comparative Literature and, by courtesy, of English

landy@stanford.edu

Joshua Landy is the Andrew B. Hammond Professor of French, Professor of Comparative Literature, and co-director of the Literature and Philosophy...

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Mary Delgado Garcia

Lecturer, Program in Structured Liberal Education

mgarci12@stanford.edu

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A., Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa...

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Michaela Hulstyn

Lecturer, Program in Structured Liberal Education

mhulstyn@stanford.edu

Michaela Hulstyn earned her Ph.D. in French from Stanford in 2016. She is currently preparing her...

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Katherine Kretler

Lecturer, Program in Structured Liberal Education

kretler@stanford.edu

B.A. Harvard, 1992 Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2011 BIOGRAPHY Kate received her PhD from the Committee on Social Thought at the University of...

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Peter Gordon Mann

Lecturer, Stanford Introductory Studies

pmann@stanford.edu

B.A., History, Wesleyan University, 2003 M.A., History, Stanford University, 2007 Ph.D., History...

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Jeremy Sabol

Lecturer, Program in Structured Liberal Education

jsabol@stanford.edu

B.A., U.C. Santa Cruz, 1994 M.A., Yale University, 1996 Pensionnaire étranger, Ecole Normale...

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Ery Shin

Lecturer, Program in Structured Liberal Education

eryshin@stanford.edu

B.A., Princeton University, English Literature, 2008 M.A., University of Oxford, English...

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Gregory Watkins

Lecturer, Program in Structured Liberal Education

gwatkins@stanford.edu

Greg has taught in Structured Liberal Education (SLE) since 2002. He has a BA in Social Theory (a self-designed major) from Stanford, with Honors...

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