SALISBURY, MD---From the fabled Knights of the Round Table to the youthful hope embodied by President John F. Kennedy, the name “Camelot” evokes powerful feelings in many Americans.
Dr. Kristen Walton, associate professor of history at Salisbury University, discusses the evolution of the Arthurian legend as part of SU’s Adventures in Ideas humanities seminar series. Her presentation, “Camelot’s Hope: Legend and Statecraft from Arthur to Kennedy,” is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 2, in Teacher Education and Technology Center Room 179.
The discussion includes the deployment of the legend from early political figures to Kennedy and how, as Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot became a cultural icon of the early 1960s, the term itself came to define a short but powerful moment in the American experience.
Sponsored by the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts and the Whaley Family Foundation, admission to the seminar is $30, including coffee, snacks and lunch. Advance registration is required.