讲座题目：Power and Imagination in America:the Autobiographies of Henry James and Theodore Roosevelt
This lecture deals with the relation between culture and politics in America in the early 20th century, and is part of a larger project on the relationship between Henry James and the 26th President of the USA, Theodore Roosevelt. It partly comes out of the work for my Library of America edition of James’s Autobiographies, which came out earlier in 2016, and the coincidence that Roosevelt’s Autobiography and James’s A Small Boy and Others (the first volume of his uncompleted ‘autobiographical’ trilogy) both came out in 1913.
Philip Horne is a Professor in the English Department at University College London, where he has taught. He obtained his B.A., M.A. and PhD at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Henry James and Revision: The New York Edition (1990), which is a much-expanded version of his PhD thesis dealing with James`s practice of revision and arguing for its importance in understanding James`s writing. He subsequently edited Henry James: A Life in Letters (1999); Henry James, A London Life & The Reverberator (1989); Henry James, The Tragic Muse (1995); Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady (2011)and Autobiographies (2016). A past President of the international Henry James Society, he is Series Editor of the Penguin Classics Henry James, as well as General Editor of the Cambridge University Press edition of The Complete Fiction of Henry James, for which he himself is editing The Golden Bowl and the Notebooks. The first three volumes - The Ambassadors, The Europeans and The Portrait of a Lady - have already been published.
讲座题目：Henry James’s Melancholy
This lecture seeks to explain how and why James’s melancholy habit of mind enabled him to understand his relation to the past so that he could free himself of its hold without, at the same time, separating himself from it. James’s long and famous 25 November/20 December journal entry is the starting point for the talk. This journal entry is important for James’s “melancholy” (his term) meditation on his six years absence from the United States (Complete Notebooks 223).
Greg W. Zacharias is professor of English and director of the Center for Henry James Studies at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, where he has been a faculty member. Greg Zacharias is project director and co-general editor of The Complete Letters of Henry James (10 volumes published to date), which is one of the largest literary letter projects in United States history. He is author of Henry James and the Morality of Fiction (1993), editor of A Companion to Henry James (2008), co-editor of Tracing Henry James (2008), and author of many articles on Henry James, Mark Twain, and John Milton. Greg Zacharias was the Nebraska “Professor of the Year” for 2014 and was a Fulbright professor at the University of Athens, Greece, in 2008. He has served as executive director of the Henry James Society since 1999. He earned a Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University in 1988.