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The Great Books: Executive Committee Minutes


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Minutes of the Great Books Committee

Members: Debbie Anderson, Rand Evans, Charles Fantazzi, John Given, Robert Hammond, Elizabeth Layman, Kevin Moll, Frank Romer, David Smith, Assoc. Dean Scott Snyder, John Stevens, Anoush Terjanian, Edmund Wall, David Wilson-Okamura, Tricia Wilson-Okamura

Members Present: John Given, Elizabeth Layman, Kevin Moll, David Smith, John Stevens, Anoush Terjanian, Edmund Wall, David Wilson-Okamura, Tricia Wilson-Okamura

Meeting #3, January 31, 2006, 4-5 P.M. in Bate 3321


Agenda Item 1. Banner Design

Discussion was held on the design of a program banner. The faculty asked that it contain the names of prominent authors in the Great Books tradition, with attention to inclusivity.


Agenda Item 2. Invited Speakers

The spring semester lecture will be given by Prof. Diskin Clay of Duke University on Wednesday, March 1, 2006. The title of his talk will be "Text & Image: The Case of Dante's Inferno and the Art of Hell."


Agenda Item 3. Fall Class

There was further discussion of the content of the fall class, which will be GRBK 2000, a team taught seminar lead by Prof. Smith. The subject of order vs. chaos was tentatively chosen, subject to later modification. A lengthy discussion of possible works followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m.