Thursday, December 1, 2011

TMDC and Emma Willard School

We have been scheduled to give a talk to some of the Junior Class of the Emma Willard School, Troy NY.!

In conjunction with these students reading Melville's 1853. Bartleby, the Scrivener, we will be giving a short talk and displaying some of the collection. 

Bartleby is a story about free will, determinism, and to some extent existentialism. 

On a week night, in a few weeks, about 80 students will gather in the Library and hopefully stay awake for some words of dubious wisdom. We will report back on the success or failure of this event. Having spent four years in boarding school, we know a thing or two about extra curricular events like this. Is it free will that brings these students to hear us?

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