The Wednesday Evening Series 2013
During the summer, the Graduate Institute hosts a series of lectures on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. This series is intended to bring the entire St. John’s community—current Graduate Institute students, undergraduates who have remained in the area during the summer, tutors, alumni, and indeed all friends of the College—together to cultivate the spirit of thoughtfulness and inquiry that binds us together. The series will start June 19 and run through July 31.
All events will be held in the Great Hall of McDowell Hall.
June 19: Jeff J.S. Black, “The Very Pictures of Education: On Rousseau's Illustrations in Emile”
June 26: William Braithwaite, “Equality of the Sexes in Aristophanes’ Ecclesiazusae (The Assembly of Women).”
July 3: Louis Petrich, “John Huston's 'The Dead': A Film Screening and Discussion” (Reading "The Dead" from James Joyce's Dubliners is highly recommended.) The screening and discussion will take place in Mellon Hall in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at 7 p.m.
July 10: Joseph Cohen, “Miracles and Belief: Is Belief in Miracles Compatible with a Scientific Understanding of the World?”
July 17: Amanda Printz, “The Rise of the Private Self in Genesis One-Three”
July 24: Michael W. Grenke, “On Courage”
July 31: Shilo Brooks, “Nietzsche, Hegel, and the Problem of History”