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Listen: VU Arts and Science professor discusses ‘unsayable’

William Franke, professor of comparative literature, Italian and religious studies, discusses the research behind his forthcoming book, A Philosophy of the Unsayable (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013), with Divinity Librarian Chris Benda.

Franke is a philosopher of the humanities with a theological (especially negative theological) vision of the traditional disciplines of liberal learning and of the origin and significance of human culture. He holds degrees in philosophy and theology from Williams College and Oxford University and in comparative literature from UC Berkeley and Stanford.

Professor William Franke (center) with professors Andrea Aguti (left) and Piergiorgio Grassi (right) during lecture at the University of Urbino (photo courtesy of the Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose, University of Urbino) .