The coming of age tale is, I suspect, as old as coming of age itself. Many of our most beloved books and stories reveal what Dr. Eva Brann aptly calls “a trip towards . . . identity.” Consider: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, David Copperfield, Treasure Island, Candide, Jane Eyre, Great Expectations, To Kill a […]
In the forward to her book, Homeric Moments: Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey, Eva Brann wrote that “reading Homer’s poems is one of the purest, most inexhaustible pleasures life has to offer – a secret somewhat too well kept in our time.” If this is true, and I suspect that it is, then
It’s conference time. It’s really truly conference time. Everybody panic. We’re in the throws of preparation. The conference notebooks are printed and ready to go into the welcome bags. The Paideia Prize is in-hand and stored somewhere safe. I dropped my blazer off at the dry cleaner (and here’s to hoping they can actully clean
We’ve known Dr. Anthony Esolen for quite some time, since he spoke at our 2008 conference in Houston, Texas. Noted author of 10 Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child and Ironies of Faith, and translator of Dante’s Divine Comedy, Dr. Esolen has long been a committed defender of the classics and of classical
Well the 204 CiRCE Summer Institute is now upon us. Today is day one and it’s been grand so far. I’ll do my best to post an update each day, complete with grainy iPhone photos and all. But the thing that’s stuck out to me early on is how different everyone’s motviations are in coming
And then there were two . . .