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Meeman Center To Offer Course In Preparation for Fall Communities in Conversation Lectures

Publication Date: 7/27/2012

To complement this year’s “Communities in Conversation” Lecture Series, the Meeman Center is offering a course titled “Scholarly Conversations” from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on three Tuesdays— Sept. 4, Oct. 2, and Nov. 6.

Rhodes’ “Communities in Conversation” Lecture Series, which debuted during the 2011-12 academic year, offers a lineup of lectures by nationally recognized scholars and intellectuals discussing key topics in the humanities and the broader culture.

The Meeman class, which will serve as a forum for texts and ideas to be raised by this fall’s “Communities in Conversation” visiting scholars, is designed to prepare students with readings, along with introductions to the topics under consideration. Series organizer Dr. Jonathan Judaken will team-teach with other faculty who are experts in specific areas to be discussed.

The first class on Sept. 4 will serve as background to the Tercentennial Celebration of Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) to be presented Sept. 27 and Sept. 28. The course work will center on his Discourse on the Origin of Inequality.

The second class on Oct. 2 will focus on African American journalist Ida B. Wells (1862-1931), who in the 1890s led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States, which began in Memphis. Rhodes is planning a citywide celebration for her 150th anniversary on Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.

The final class on Nov. 6 will consider Hitler and the Holocaust in anticipation of a series of public lectures focused on art, propaganda, and the Third Reich presented by Robert Wistrich Nov. 12-14.

Tuition for the class is $99. For more information, contact the Meeman Center at 901-843-3965.

Tags: Campus Life, Faculty, Lectures

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