“The Heart of the Matter,” a report by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, was commissioned by Congress and issued this autumn. The Symposium was held at the University of West Georgia on Oct 31, 2013, chaired by the Dean, Randy Hendricks. The speakers were Dr. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian and former president of the Georgia Institute of Technology; Esther Mackintosh, President of the Federation of State Humanities Councils; Bob Schaefer, Professor of Political Science at the University of West Georgia; and Rosanna Warren.
Here is a link to the video of the panel discussion:
A revised version of Literary Matters 6.3 is now available. This new file features an updated link to the final Call for Papers for the 2014 Annual Conference and a corrected version of the in memoriam piece on Seamus Heaney, ” ‘A Sunlit Absence.’ ” The corrections are as follows: the facts of publication for the editions of Antigone and Beowulf
included in the first version have been removed at the request of the author, who intended to reference the original texts; a sentence in the opening paragraph mistakenly read, “What marked the early poems was a furtive glee about writing, and the monuments under construction were as remarkable as the farm he grew up on was,” and has been amended to read, “What marked the early poems was a furtive glee about writing, and the monuments under construction were as remarkable as the farm he grew up on was unremarkable, plain, and unadorned.”
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Editor, Literary Matters