Word is out and on the street: the study of literature is dying; literary study is breathing its almost last; no more Beowulf, no more Virginia Woolf either. Or at least not much of it.
Is there anything to be done?
Mark Edmundson thinks so, and in this lecture he'll unfold a plan.
March 25th, 2020
University of Maryland, College Park
2115 Tawes Hall, 3:30 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Mark Edmundson Is University Professor at the University of Virginia and the author of a dozen books, including Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals and The Heart of the Humanities: Reading, Writing Teaching. His articles have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Literary Imagination, Raritan, The New York Times, Harper's Magazine, The American Scholar, The American Scholar, Yale Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and many other venues. The National Endowment of the Humanities has honored him as a Distinguished Teaching Professor.
Sponsored by the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers.