Sewanee Summer Seminar
“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.”
Clay P. Bedford
“The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.”
Rosalyn S. Yalow
“Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.”
Henry L. Doherty
SESSION I: June 23–June 29, 2013
SESSION II: July 7–July 13, 2013
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 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 Lankewicz: Experiencing India in the Sewanee Classroom: How Technology is Transforming the Learning Experience
• Professor McDonough: A Lunatic with Tranquil Eyes
• Professor Michael: Carpe Noctem: The Turn into Darkness in 18th-Century Literature
• Professor Miller: "Change is Gonna Come": Death and Transfiguration of the Album
• Professor Willis: Two Days in July, 1863: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Sewanee
Each faculty member will present a second lecture in addition to their main talk.
• Professor Lankewicz: Hackers and Intrusions: Computer System Vulnerabilities
• Professor McDonough: Here and There, Now and Then
• Professor Michael: Poetry, Nature, and Contemplation
• Professor Miller: LPs vs. CDs: A Drop-the-Needle Test in the Ralston Room
• Professor Willis: Finding the Domain’s History in Plain Sight
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.