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Institute Taps WME for Summer Seminar Authors

October 13, 2016

A new collaboration with William Morris Endeavor, one of the world’s leading literary agencies, will bring a host of prominent authors to the 2017 Kenyon Institute Summer Seminar as part of this year’s “Great Books, Great Eras” series at Kenyon on June 18-24. Five WME authors will join Kenyon College faculty members to offer eight seminar courses that illuminate fascinating periods in history and culture through the lens of masterworks of the era and newly published books.

Joining this year’s faculty:

Returning in 2017 will be author Stephen Knott, professor of national security at the U.S. Naval War College and author of biographies that have focused on American presidents and their impact on their time, will lead “Roosevelt, Churchill, and Hitler: Three Wartime Leaders and Their Legacies.”

Kenyon faculty members are perennial favorites at the Institute, and their offerings promise equally exciting options for summer 2017. Professor of political science Fred Baumann will explore “Nitzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil, and Where that Left Us.” Professor of art emeritus Martin Garhart returns to the Institute to focus on the still life as personal metaphor. And the Institute welcomes Kenyon writer-in-residence P.F. Kluge, who will draw on his recent books and articles in Smithsonian and National Geographic Traveler in “Seeing the World: Travel and Travel Writing.”

Space is limited in the Summer Seminar courses, which offer lively daily small-group seminars, lectures, films, and a host of recreational and social offerings each June. Registration opens October 18 at or by calling 740-427-5250.


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