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Bard’s First-Year Seminar Fall Series Explores “Self And Society in The Liberal Arts,” through Concerts, Performances, and Lectures
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Monday afternoons from August 31 through December 7, Bard’s fall 2009 First-Year Seminar program, “Self and Society in the Liberal Arts,” offers a series of lectures, films, and roundtable discussions. All the events are free and open to the public and begin at 4:30 p.m. in Sosnoff Theater in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (unless otherwise noted). (Please note that Gregson Davis’s lecture, “Virgil’s Epic Afterlife,” takes place on Sunday, October 18.)
The fall lecture series is part of the First-Year Seminar at Bard College, a required two-semester program for first-year students that introduces them to important intellectual, artistic, and cultural traditions and to methods of studying those traditions. The lecture series provides a public forum for students, the public, and leading scholars and artists to explore contemporary and relevant issues, as well as the latest scholarship on enduring questions.
Highlights of the series include, on September 21, a roundtable discussion, “On General Education,” moderated by Bard President Leon Botstein and featuring Andrew Delbanco, Columbia University; Stanley Katz, Princeton University; and Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, The Levy Economics Institute; on October 26, a screening of Robert Bresson’s film Diary of a Country Priest; and, on November 23, a lecture on Shakespeare’s King Lear by renowned playwright Romulus Linney.
All events are free and open to the public; no reservations are necessary. For information or directions to the Fisher Center, call 845-758-7900. For information about the First-Year Seminar at Bard, visit inside.bard.edu/fys.
Schedule of Events:
All events begin at 4:30 p.m.
Monday, August 31: “Why First-Year Seminar?”
Monday, September 7: “Why Genesis?”
Monday, September 21: “On General Education”
Monday, October 5: “Bard Writers on Writing”
Sunday, October 18: “Virgil’s Epic Afterlife”
Monday, October 26: “Robert Bresson, Diary of a Country Priest”
Monday, November 2: “On Dante’s Inferno”
Monday, November 23: “On Shakespeare’s King Lear”
Monday, December 7: “On Galileo’s Starry Messenger and Letter to Duchess Christina”
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This event was last updated on 09-14-2009