Department of English
“What is College For?”
March 25, 4:30 p.m., Hotchkiss Recital Hall, Gibson Center for the Arts
A distinguished scholar of American literary and religious history, and recipient of Columbia University’s Great Teacher Award, Dr. Delbanco will lecture on the topic of his latest book, College: What it Was, Is and Should Be. A Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 2012 Dr. Delbanco was awarded a National Humanities Medal “for his writings on higher education and the place classic authors hold in history and contemporary life.” His previous books include The Real American Dream: A Med-
itation on Hope, Required Reading: Why our American Classics Matter Now, The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil, Melville: His World and Work, and The Puritan Ordeal.