A ceremony at the School of Theology honored the Rev. Dr. Joseph Green Jr., T’65, H’10, one of the first two African American students to earn a degree from the University of the South.
A community-wide dialogue with organic farmer, public intellectual, and community organizer Anthony Flaccavento. The campus and larger Sewanee and regional communities are invited to participate. Part of an ongoing forum on local and global food system challenges and solutions presented by the Office of Civic Engagement, the Integrated Program in the Environment, OESS, and the SE Tennessee Young Farmers.
Sewanee’s annual residency with the American Shakespeare Center continues with performances and workshops live from Blackfriars Playhouse. This week: Othello. If truth has lost its meaning, how long can love survive? Evil is everywhere in Shakespeare’s great tragedy of racism and jealousy. A talkback with the actors centered around the themes of race and gender will follow. Attendance in person limited to 100. A link to the live performance is available for those who cannot be in the Quad. Music at 6:15, performance at 6:30.
The University’s Board of Regents has issued a statement categorically rejecting the University’s past veneration of the Confederacy and committing to an “urgent process of institutional reckoning.” A letter from Vice-Chancellor Brigety focuses on charting a path forward, noting the work that must be done to secure Sewanee’s commitment to leadership as a model of inclusivity.
Elizabeth Outka, a former member of the Sewanee English Department and now a professor of English at the University of Richmond, will give a talk on Thursday, Sept. 10. “What Rough Beast? Rethinking Modernism through a Pandemic Lens” will draw on the W.B. Yeats poem “The Second Coming” to showcase the surprising ways interwar literature encoded the conditions of the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic.