Can Poetry Save the World?

Can Poetry Save the World? 
Assessing Louise Cowan's Teachings on Literature & the Humanities 

Founder of the University of Dallas Core curriculum, former Braniff Graduate School Dean and co-founder of the Institute of Philosophic Studies, at her death last November Louise Cowan left two generations of her followers a set of ringing convictions about language, literature, and culture. You're invited to join the Braniff Graduate School community as some of her most distinguished former students will come together to explore her principles as she applied them in poetry, education, Southern literature, the Russian novel, and literary criticism.

Feb. 24, 2017 | 6-8 p.m. 
University of Dallas, SB Hall Multipurpose Room

Panelists & Presentations:

Eileen Gregory, Ph.D.
English, University of Dallas 
The Lyric and the Ritual of Hospitality

Scott Crider, Ph.D.
English, University of Dallas
Associate Dean of Constantin College
Literary Tradition as Myth: Louise Cowan's Poetics of Curriculum

John Alvis, Ph.D.
English, University of Dallas
Poetry as Guide to the Good Life:  Louise Cowan on Southern Writers

Glenn Arbery, Ph.D. 
President, Wyoming Catholic College 
Landscapes of the Imagination: Louise Cowan's Genre Theory

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