Why Philosophy Matters

Why Philosophy Matters

Please join us on February 17th at 7:00 p.m. in Hull Auditorium for “Why Philosophy Matters,” the fifth event in the Humans Being panel discussion series.  Our speakers will include Dr. Mark Lukas (Philosophy), Dr. Derek Taylor (English), and Jaclyn N. LeDoux (Philosophy); each will offer a short response to the topic, after which we will open up the panel to discussion and questions from the audience.  We will post their statements online after the panel and invite you to respond online as...

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September 11, 2013: Dr. Mark Edmundson on “The Soul of the Humanities”

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,...

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Humans Being!

Humans Being!

Welcome to Humans Being, a year-long celebration of the humanities at Longwood University! We are planning an exciting set of activities for the year, including: Discussion panels on why humanities disciplines matter, led by Longwood professors and students with audience discussion. Featured speakers, including Mark Edmundson (UVA) and N. Katherine Hayles (Duke) The Virginia Humanities Conference, hosted by Longwood March 21-23. We will be using this site to provide information on all the speakers and panels hosted as part of Humans Being, to post discussions and responses to the topics presented on campus, and to highlight the myriad humanities-focused activities taking place on campus this year.  We invite you to check here often and join our conversations about the...

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