SMU Gilbert Lecture Series - Dr. Roosevelt Montás



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Greetings from the Department of English at Southern Methodist University! 

We invite you to attend our next Gilbert Lecture of the academic year where we will have author Dr. Roosevelt Montás, from Columbia University, speak. Please be sure to review his abstract below. The event will be on Thursday, March 30th. There will be a reception at 6:00 pm and the lecture will start at 6:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

Abstract: Montás tells the story of how a liberal education transformed his life, and offers an intimate account of the relevance of the Great Books today. In a time of historic socioeconomic inequality and political polarization, who is liberal education really for? What are its premises and its promises? To what extent does it reproduce and to what extent does it challenge inherited structures of social privilege? Why is it under threat in colleges and universities?