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Violence - Evocations

Violence - Evocations | Shimer College | Scoop.it
Dear Shimerians: Recently a student asked me “why are you writing to presidents of colleges that have experienced violence?
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Marge Piercy - Evocations

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When I arrived at Shimer, a group of students were doing a tutorial on the "political novel." Among their readings: the work of Marge Piercy.
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A New Version of Shimertopia - Evocations

A New Version of Shimertopia - Evocations | Shimer College | Scoop.it
In addition to having a presence on this blog and others, Shimer is now appearing on occassion in the Huffington Post. Any comments you can make there will help get us attention. Please spread the word about that, and about this blog.
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Shimer College - Shimer Prof to Teach Newberry Seminar

How long have you been thinking, "I wish I could take Integrated Studies 6 again?"

Professor Stuart Patterson has intuited your craving. This summer, Stuart will be teaching a seminar at the Newberry Library that is inspired by the sequence of works often read in that course.

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blog.shimer: Keble College Chapel and Organ

blog.shimer: Keble College Chapel and Organ | Shimer College | Scoop.it
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.
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Shimer College and the Future: Agenda for Shimer College Assembly of March 17, 2013

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blog.shimer: The Next Best Thing to Being Disassembled and Reassembled at the Molecular Level is...

blog.shimer: The Next Best Thing to Being Disassembled and Reassembled at the Molecular Level is... | Shimer College | Scoop.it
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).
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What Does Rich Mean to You? - Evocations

What Does Rich Mean to You? - Evocations | Shimer College | Scoop.it
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
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blog.shimer: Best in Show

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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...
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Yes, It is True OR, Waldo in Mount Carroll - Evocations

Yes, It is True OR, Waldo in Mount Carroll - Evocations | Shimer College | Scoop.it
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.
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blog.shimer: Another Introduction

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Introductions are a social burden heaved upon a soul at such a time, perhaps, when one is least inclined to introduce oneself. Like now.
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Shimer College - New Theater Director Joins Shimer

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.

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Shimerian Voices Coming Soon - Evocations

Shimerian Voices Coming Soon - Evocations | Shimer College | Scoop.it
The following events, listed in no particular order, are coming soon to Shimerland (and Chicagoland). We hope you will join us to hear AN ALUM: On February 21, 2013, Robert O.
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What is a B.A. in English worth anymore?

What is a B.A. in English worth anymore? | Shimer College | Scoop.it

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.

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Shimer College - 2013 Commencement Speaker: Martin E. Marty

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.

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Shimer College - Summer Research and Scholarship Awards for Shimer Professors

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Shimer College - Montaigne Winners!

Shimer College - Montaigne Winners! | Shimer College | Scoop.it

Shimer is pleased to announce the following 2013 Montaigne Scholarship Winners (photos of all winners and event to follow):

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Shimer College - Keohane's Lecture 2/21/13

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.

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Consider Shimer - tell 'em Redd sent you

Consider Shimer - tell 'em Redd sent you | Shimer College | Scoop.it
Ride from Oak Park on the Green Line through the Loop to the South Side's IIT Campus.
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blog.shimer: Shimer in Oxford

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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.
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Lacan and Religion by Aron Dunlap - Acumen Publishing

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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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Shimer College - President's Letter

As we move into 2013, there are many exciting opportunities facing us.  I want to highlight here a few things of particular note.

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