McConnell Center sponsors panel at annual APSA meeting
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.