Schedule

 

This is the current schedule for the seminar. Some of the details, including the scheduled readings, may change.

 

Saturday
June 22

2.00-6.00

Check-in

6.30-8.00

Opening Banquet


Sunday
June 23

9.00-10.00

Breakfast

12.30-1.30

Lunch

2.00-3.00

Tour of Yale (optional)

3.30-4.45

Visit to Peabody Museum (optional)

6.30-7.30

Dinner


Monday
June 24

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
June 25

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

3.00-4.15

Visit to Yale University Art Gallery

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
June 26

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 7

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

11.00-12.30

Session 8

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

12.30-1.30

Lunch

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Thursday
June 27

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 9

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

11.00-12.30

Session 10

Friedrich Nietzsche, "On the Use and Abuse of History for Life"

12.30-1.30

Lunch

3.00-4.15

Visit to Yale Center for British Art

4.30-6.00

Session 11

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

6.15-7.15

Dinner


Friday
June 28

8.15-9.00

Breakfast

9.00-10.30

Session 12

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

11.00-12.30

Session 13

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

12.30-1.30

Lunch

4.30-6.00

Session 14

No new reading

6.15-7.15

Dinner