Schedule

 

This is the current schedule for the seminar. More details will be added, including details of optional cultural activities offered during the week. Some of the scheduled readings may change.

 

Saturday
July 28

2.00-6.00

Check-in

6.30-8.00

Opening Banquet


Sunday
July 29

9.00-10.00

Breakfast

12.30-1.30

Lunch

2.00-5.00

Trip to East Rock Park

6.30-7.30

Dinner


Monday
July 30

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 1

Plato, Gorgias

11.00-12.30

Session 2

Plato, Gorgias

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 3

Bernard Williams, "Philosophy as a Humanistic Discipline"

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Tuesday
July 31

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 4

Ernst Gombrich, "The Tradition of General Knowledge"
E.D. Hirsch, "Reflections on Cultural Literacy and Arts Education"
 

11.00-12.30

Session 5

C.S. Lewis, "On the Reading of Old Books"
Katha Pollitt, "Canon to the Left of Me..."
Frederick Wilhelmsen, "The Great Books: Enemies of Wisdom"

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 6

Jonathan Rose, "The Classics in the Slums"
Martha Nussbaum, "The Literary Imagination and Public Life"

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Wednesday
August 1

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 7

Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals (selections)
Friedrich Nietzsche, "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life"

11.00-12.30

Session 8

Friedrich Nietzsche, On the Genealogy of Morals (selections)
Friedrich Nietzsche, "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life"

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 9

Primo Levi, The Periodic Table

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Thursday
August 2

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 10

James Stockdale, "The World of Epictetus"
William Deresiewicz, "Solitude and Leadership" 

11.00-12.30

Session 11

George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language"
David Foster Wallace, "Tense Present"

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 12

W.H. Auden, "In Memory of W. B. Yeats"

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Friday
August 3

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 13

Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The American Scholar"
William James, "The PhD Octopus"
Lisa Ruddick, "When Nothing is Cool"

11.00-12.30

Session 14

Michael Oakeshott, "A Place of Learning"
Helen Vendler, "What We Have Loved"

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 15

No new reading

6.15-7.15

Dinner