Hundreds were turned away from these lectures given on the day of the installation of Dr. Claude Bissell as President of the University of Toronto. Professor Frye spoke on "Humanities in a New World"; Professor Kluckhohn on "The Scientific Study of Values"; and Professor V.B. Wigglesworth on "Science: Pure and Applied".
About the authors
Northrop Frye (1912-1991) was one of Canada's most distinguished men of letters. His first book, Fearful Symmetry, published in 1947, transformed the study of the poet William Blake, and over the next forty years he transformed the study of literature itself. Among his most influential books are Anatomy of Criticism (1957), The Educated Imagination (1963), The Bush Garden (1971), and The Great Code (1982). Northrop Frye on Shakespeare (1986) won the Governor General's Award for Non-Fiction. A professor at the University of Toronto, Frye gained an international reputation for his wide-reaching critical vision. He lectured at universities around the world and received many awards and honours, including thirty-six honorary degrees.
Clyde Kluckhohn (1905-1960) was a professor of anthropology at Harvard University.
V.B. Wigglesworth (1899-1994) was Quick Professor of Biology, University of Cambridge.
Murray G. Ross (1910-2000) was a professor emeritus of Social Science and former President of York University.
Other titles by Northrop Frye
The Educated Imagination
The Return of Eden
Five Essays on Milton's Epics
The Valley of Vision
Blake as Prophet and Revolutionary
Design for Learning
Reports Submitted to the Joint Committee of the Toronto Board of Education and the University of Toronto
The Bush Garden
Essays on the Canadian Imagination
Northrop Frye's Uncollected Prose
The Secular Scripture and Other Writings on Critical Theory, 1976–1991
Modern Classics: The Great Code
The Bible and Literature