McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting

(Aug. 26, 2014) LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Four scholars to consider the intersection of politics and literature at political science conference.
McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting

American Political Science Association

The McConnell Center is sponsoring a panel at the American Political Science Association’s annual meeting this weekend on “The Artist as Public Intellectual and Political Leader: The Intersection between Literature and Politics.” The panel is scheduled from 7:30 to 9 a.m., Aug. 30, in Washington, D.C.

Lee Trepanier, of Saginaw Valley State University, will chair the panel. Discussion leaders will be Carol Lynn McNamara of Weber State University and Rebecca LeMoine of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Authors, affiliation and paper presentation titles are:

• Ron Srigley, University of Prince Edward Island, “Disintoxicating Minds and Calming Fanaticisms: Albert Camus and the French/Algerian War”

• Brianne Walsh, University of Wisconsin-Madison, “Building Community through Taste: On Tocqueville and Henry James”

• Claudia Franziska Bruehwiler Haeusermann, University of St. Gallen, “Serving His Tour as ‘Exasperated Liberal and Indignant Citizen’: Philip Roth as a Public Intellectual”

• Claire M. Landiss, Oxford University, “Power Corrupts: Shakespeare’s Imperfect Leaders and the Constitutionalist Tradition”

The non-partisan McConnell Center, created at UofL in 1991, prepares Kentucky's top college undergraduate students to become future leaders and offers civic education programs for teachers, students and the public.