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Editor's Pick: 22nd Annual Presidential Lecture

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"August Wilson: The Work of the Humanities After Humanism"

donald pease
Donald E. Pease (Photo by Joseph
Mehling ’69)
Donald E. Pease, professor of English and the Avalon Foundation Professor of the Humanities, will speak about the late August Wilson (1945-2005), a major American playwright whose 10-play epic The Pittsburgh Cycle focused on the African American experience in the 20th century.

Wilson was in residence at Dartmouth as a Montgomery Fellow in 1998. During that time, he convened a national meeting at the College on the future of African American theater and worked on King Hedley II, the play Pease's lecture will focus on.

August Wilson (Photo
by Joseph Mehling ’69)
Pease says, "August Wilson's work constituted an education in the humanities.  He understood that education should involve an ongoing confrontation with certain misunderstandings of humanism, and his work bears importantly on the future of the humanities."
  • Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 4 p.m.
  • Hopkins Center, Alumni Hall
  • 646-2223



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Last Updated: 2/16/09