SESSION I: June 22–June 28, 2014
SESSION II: July 6–July 12, 2014
Who comes to the seminars?
We always have a lively group composed of alumni, friends of Sewanee, and those who are simply curious about this beautiful place. The only prerequisite is that you enjoy the flow of ideas and the company of interesting people. Some participants are quickly swept into active dialogue; others come to absorb and reflect.
Participants are welcome to bring children who may explore Sewanee with and without parents, but the program does not provide day care.
Arrive at the Tennessee Williams Center for check-in 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Opening reception at 4 p.m. central time
Monday–Friday mornings, 9 a.m.–Noon: Seminars
Monday–Friday afternoon and evenings: Optional programs and activities
Friday late afternoon: Final reception and farewell dinner
Saturday morning: Departure by 10 a.m.
The Daily Schedule
Mornings begin with a hearty breakfast followed by the main lecture of the day at 9 A.M. After a break for refreshments it is time for a choice: to discuss the main lecture topic or to join a new discussion with a different professor. Thus, each morning includes opportunities to pursue two different subjects. Everyone hears the main lecture: then some pursue that subject for the rest of the morning while others jump into one of the “second lectures.”
Afternoons and evenings are for more informal activities. We provide plenty of opportunities for hikes, visits to interesting local spots, film viewings, and other activities. Many participants mix these with their own forays into the library, into the sun, or into the luxury of unscheduled time.
Passes to duPont Library and the Fowler Sport and Fitness Center are included in the program.
Each faculty member will present a main talk.
• Professor Jones: Studying Abroad Just Isn't What It Used to Be
• Professor Siegel: The Methamphetamine Epidemic:
A History of Meth and the Story of Its Use in America
• Professor Smith: Forest Restoration in the Southeast:
Ecological Success or Boondoggle?
• Professor Tucker: Idols, Idlers and Gallants: Figure and Narrative Voice
in Joyce’s Dubliners (or The Perils of Reading Joyce Like an English
Major: A Cautionary Lecture)
• Professor Wohl: I Just Don’t Get It! Comprehending Contemporary Art
Each faculty member will present a second lecture in addition to their main talk.
• Professor Jones: The Role of Social Memory:
Peace and Conflict in the Balkans — Serbia and Kosovo
• Professor Siegel: The Neuroscience Behind Memory and Memory
Changes with Age
• Professor Smith: Fire on the Mountain
• Professor Tucker: Dorothy Sayers’s Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries:
The Ticklish Case of the Extra-Textual Detective
• Professor Wohl: A Mark in Time: The Relevance and Evolution of
Drawing from the Ancient to the Contemporary
How much does it cost?
• Double room, tuition, and meals: $660 for each adult participant
• Single room, tuition, and meals: $710 for each adult participant
• Tuition only: $350 (no food or housing)
• Dependent in dorm: $320 per person
Early arrival charges are $75 per day, per person.
For those not on the meal plan, meals are also available on an individual basis.