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Greetings from Oxford! I'm taking the liberty (and have the privilege) this evening of posting below Katherine Williams' account of a tour that a few of us took the yesterday of the new organ at Keble College.
We're still a long way off from Star Trek's transporter technology, but the nice thing about being in the city of Chicago and partnered with IIT is that full-time students have access to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA).
Among the topics that Rich addressed across her oeuvre (aka body of works) are motherhood, sexuality, feminism, and education. It is the latter that is relevant for us today. In 1973/74, for example, she wrote as essay entitled "The Woman Centered University", available here. In 1978, she wrote "Taking Women Students Seriously" parts of which are available
Hello Darlings! It seems like it has been forever since the last time I posted an entry onto the Shimer Blog. And it has, to be fair. Life as a working Fourth Year means that I have a jam-packed schedule...
As commenters let us know, the photograph on the earlier entry came from a recent trip I took to Mount Carroll, Illinois, to the original campus of Shimer College. It was a February day, and the drive was lovely.
Josh Sobel comes to Shimer with a resume bursting with accomplishments. A graduate of Oberlin, Josh has directed numerous productions in the Chicago area and at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Connecticut. He has also taught numerous workshops and is the recipient of the the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation 2012-2013 Observership program fellowship for his production of Hamlet.
Basically, I got hired for my abilities to think and write analytically, cut through complex issues and communicate effectively — exactly the skills liberal arts education should teach,"says Timm, 24, of Oakland. ... [I]f he had to do it over again, Timm says, he would again go to Shimer College, a liberal arts school in Chicago whose coursework is based on the Great Books.
Professor Marty is Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity in the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He has served on two U. S. Presidential Commissions and was director of both the Fundamentalism Project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Public Religion Project at the University of Chicago (sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts). Having written many, many books and articles, Professor Marty is a key figure in American religion and a long time supporter of liberal education.Moreover, he has been an important teacher of many who followed him in the study of religion across the United States and abroad, including many who teach undergraduates.
Tonight I am going to talk about multilateral institutions, such as the World Trade Organization, the World Health Organization, the various institutions designed to cope with climate change, the European Union, or the United Nations. But I am not going to discuss specific institutions in detail. Like a good Shimerian, I’m going to start with the Great Books. They do not provide answers for the 21st century, but they ask some of the right questions, in very profound ways.
It looks as though introductions are in order, but I'll keep mine brief (at least about myself): I am the Director of the Shimer-in-Oxford Program for this Spring, taking over from David Shiner who led the Program last fall.
DESCRIPTION: The French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan is one of the most influential intellectuals of the past century. His work is invoked by philosophers, film critics and feminist theorists, but religious scholars have tended to keep their distance. Whilst the religious dimensions of Freud and Jung have been investigated exhaustively, much work still needs to be done in exploring this aspect of Lacan's thought. Lacan and Religion presents students of religion and theology with a clear introduction to a famously difficult thinker. The theological analysis is grounded in a solid understanding of Lacan's work as a psychoanalyst, whilst the book also explores how Lacan's concepts can be fruitful for those who labour in what Lacan called the "field of the divine".
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