Adventures in Ideas: Humanities Seminars
Sponsored by the Fulton School of Liberal Arts and
the Whaley Family Foundation. Adventures in Ideas seminars feature
outstanding faculty from the Fulton School of Liberal Arts
exploring important social, cultural, or moral topics.
Cost (including coffee, snacks & lunch): $30 each or
$75 for all three
For more information and to communicate special dietary needs contact the Fulton School Dean’s
Office, Donna Carey at 410-543-6450 or
elighting in Dickens"
Dr. Lucy Morrison from the Department of English will
lead us into Dickens' world and explore the many facets of his
As we mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of
Charles Dickens, his works continue to enervate, engage and
enlighten us. How do his orphans and why do his insights
continue to speak to us? Dr. Morrision will address these
areas while roaming from Oliver Twist through David
Copperfield and beyond.
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"Stayin' Alive: Surviving the 1970s"
Dr. Dean Kotlowski from the Department of
History explores the connections among politics, society, and
culture during a pivotal decade.
Richard Nixon and Archie Bunker, gas lines and disco, The
Exorcist and Jonestown: reflecting on the 1970s, polarizing
people, tumultuous events, and pop culture come to mind.
Dr. Kotlowski will draw on specific and evocative examples in
this seminar discussion.
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"Camelot's Hope: Legend and Statecraft from
Arthur to Kennedy"
Lerner and Loewe's Camelot became a cultural icon of
the early 1960s as the Kennedy Administration tapped Arthurian
legend to express a spirit of youthful hope and optimism.
Dr. Kristen Walton from the Department of History explores
the evolution of the Arthurian legend over time, its deployment
by earlier political figures and how Camelot came to name a
short but powerful moment in the American experience.
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