Professor to give paper in England
September 17, 2013
Eric Berg, associate professor of Philosophy and Religion at MacMurray College, will be presenting a paper, “Topography in Camus' The Stranger” in November at the 2013 Albert Camus Society Joint US/UK Conference in London, England. Presentation at this conference leads to automatic publication in The Journal of Camus Studies.
Berg will argue that Camus uses topography (both natural and human construction) in The Stranger to illuminate important transitions in the novel and, more importantly, to highlight philosophical themes important to the text and his work. In particular, he plans to work with the distinction between lucidity and opacity as it relates to absurdity.
Dr. Berg earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Kansas, his master’s at Luther Seminary and his bachelor’s at Minnesota State University Moorhead. He was the 2007 recipient of the Dewey Wilkins Award for Teaching Excellence at MacMurray and was twice a research fellow at the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He is a 1985 graduate of Breckenridge High School in Breckenridge, ND.