Lots of Thinking at the Heyman Center
Written by Bwog Staff
While basically just waiting for classes to begin, we found ourselves looking over The Heyman Center’s new fall schedule. As usual, it’s mostly academic events with a few more timely topics mixed in. Some highlights:
- “What Was Democracy” (Sept. 22nd): Joyce Appleby of UCLA discusses early American democracy with Columbia’s own Eric Foner.
- “Lionel Trilling and His Legacy” (Oct. 3rd): the influence of the famous literary critic/author/Columbia professor is the subject of a day-long conference, including the New Yorker‘s Louis Menand. Free copy of Partisan Review not included.
- “An Election Post-Mortem” (Nov 5th): Katha Pollitt of The Nation and Bwog favorite Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker review the election the day after.
- “%@#?!: From a Ten-Cent Plague to a Ninth Art in 90 Minutes” (Dec. 1st): Journalism professor David Hadju is joined by artist Art Spiegelmann, best known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel Maus.