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Literary House

“What is College For?” with Dr. Delbanco

Date: 2:30pm EDT April 2, 2013

This event was originally scheduled on Monday, March 25 at 4:30, but was rescheduled because of inclement weather.

“What is College For?”
April 2, 2:30 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.

sponsored by: The Department of English and the Phi Beta Kappa Society