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March 27, 2008

This has been a hit or miss week for posting—mostly the latter. Two things have kept me busy: grading for my NEIU class, and preparing for a lecture I gave last night at Shimer College.

Shimer is Chicago’s only college whose curriculum is solely based on great books. My talk there covered excerpts from dissertation chapter one, which deals with the Victorian Era roots of the great books idea—particularly re-evaluating the legacy of Matthew Arnold. A large portion of that chapter will be published later this year in the Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. The Shimer talk was also recorded on video. If that becomes available on the web I’ll post a link in the great books section down and to the right here.

But on H&E postings, perhaps I’ll get something more up later today or tomorrow. Failing that, next week should be normal. – TL

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