September 11, 2013: Dr. Mark Edmundson on “The Soul of the Humanities”
Dr. Mark Edmundson, University Professor of English at the University of Virginia, will visit Longwood University to speak on “The Soul of the Humanities.” This event, which will kick off Humans Being: The Humanities at Longwood, will occur at 7:30 p.m. in Jarman Auditorium.
Mark Edmundson is a noted public intellectual and professor at the University of Virginia. He has published widely on subjects as diverse as nineteenth-century poetry, psychoanalysis, literary theory, popular music, and football, taking an especially active role in current discussions of university culture and the humanities. His work has appeared in such venues as Harper’s, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the American Scholar, and his many books include Teacher: the One Who Made the Difference (Random House 2002), Why Read? (Bloomsbury, 2004), The Fine Wisdom and Perfect Teachings of the Kings of Rock and Roll (HarperCollins 2010), and most recently Why Teach? (Bloomsbury, 2013).