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Craig Kallendorf: Going to School with Milton
Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m., Council Chamber, Templeton Student Center
“Going to School with Milton, or Great Texts in the Early Modern Classroom”
Craig Kallendorf, professor of Modern and Classical Languages at Texas A & M University, will offer a look at the rise of the common educational system that prevailed in Europe and the areas colonized by Europeans from the fifteenth through the nineteenth centuries, a system that privileged the humanities and was based in the Greek and Latin classics. Dr. Kallendorf explores the three-part process by which Virgil’s Aeneid, a key text in this tradition, was read in the early modern classroom: first, line-by-line close reading; second, the collection of memorable lines into commonplace books; and third, the use of these commonplace books as guides to writing.
Dr. Kallendorf is the author of Virgil and the Myth of Venice: Books and Readers in the Italian Renaissance.
For more information, contact Joanie May, 503-768-7208, or visit the Exploration and Discovery website.