Saint Vincent College Center to Present Lecture by Henry Edmondson Jan. 18

by Public Relations | Jan 05, 2017

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Saint Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. Henry T. Edmondson of Georgia College at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. His talk is entitled The Sacramental and the Grotesque: Flannery O’Connor’s Short Story “A Temple of the Holy Ghost.” Admission is free and open to the public.


Edmondson is Carl Vinson Chair of Political Science and Public Administration in the Department of Government at Georgia College.


In 2015-16 he was the University Outstanding Honors Professor and in 2005-2006 was the University Distinguished Professor. He is the director of the Center for Transatlantic Studies.


Among his publications are The Moral of the Story: Literature and Public Ethics (Lexington Books, 2002), Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O’Connor’s Response to Nihilism (Lexington Books, 2005), John Dewey and the Decline of American Education (ISI Books, 2006), A Political Companion to Flannery O’Connor (University of Kentucky Press, Spring 2017).


Works in progress include Imagining Europe: Essays on the Future of the European Union (co-editor); and Shakespeare and the Public Service (co-author).


His areas of interest include political philosophy, education policy and philosophy, leadership, literature and politics and leadership.


He has directed study abroad programs for the University System of Georgia for 20 years in more than a dozen different European countries and, beginning in May of 2017, will teach a course entitled “Power, Politics and Tolkien” in Christchurch, New Zealand.


He has lectured widely, including at Oxford University; the University of Glasgow; the University of Edinburgh; the University of Madrid, Spain; Olomouc University, Czech Republic; the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Taichung City University, Taiwan; and Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.


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The Center for Political and Economic Thought is an interdisciplinary public affairs institution of Saint Vincent College. It sponsors research and education programs, primarily in the fields of politics, economics, and moral-cultural affairs. The Center seeks to advance scholarship on philosophical and policy concerns related to freedom and Western civilization with particular regard to the American experience. The Center was founded in 1991 as an outgrowth of the Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, which was launched in 1986.


The Center’s programs include: The Alex G. McKenna Economic Education Series, the Government and Political Education Series, the Civitas Forum on Principles and Policies for Public Life, Culture and Policy Conferences, and Scholarships and Fellowships. In addition, the Center supports research and educational activities through its staff, and it produces numerous publications.


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