ACTC Student Conferences and Student Publications
- The Global Community: Protector of Human Rights or Arena of Power Politics
- ‘You would speak and hear no reply?’: the Antigone and the Tragedy of Philosophy
- Sympathy for the Devil? The Role of Satan In John Milton’s Paradise Lost
- Metaphysical Implications of an Adamantine Elocution or Why Fancy Words Don’t Work: Augustine on the Rhetoric of Dewey and Hutchins
- Improvising in The Odyssey
- Defense and Provocation in the Athenians’ Speeches Before and During the Peloponnesian Wars
ACTC offers student conferences every second to third year or so. Selected papers from the 2005 conference are available on our website (see sidebar link, this page.) Papers from the conference are eligible for the Agora.
ACTC held a student conference at Saint Mary’s College of California in 2008 through the sponsorship of the ACTC Liberal Arts Institute, Saint Mary’s College of California, Saint Bonaventure University, and the University of Texas at El Paso. The Institute with the sponsorship of Pepperdine University will hold a student conference in March 2011 in Malibu. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Three papers from the 2008 student conference were selected for publication in the Agora (see below), and the same will be the case after the 2011 conference.
Student Papers from an ACTC Student Conference In the Spring of 2005, the Liberal Arts Institute of the Association for Core Texts and Courses, in cooperation with Saint Mary’s College of California and the Student Government Association of Saint Mary’s, held its second national student conference. Mary Barnes, Chantall Jenkins, Loni Kirk and John Zabala sent out invitations in cooperation with ACTC. The conference attracted 19 student representatives from the following institutions:
New York University
Roger Williams University
Seton Hall University
Simon Fraser University
Southeastern Louisiana University
University of North Carolina at Asheville
University of Notre Dame
University of the South
We asked students to submit clean copy of their papers and have reviewed them for publication on our website. Below, you will find links to a selection of the submitted papers. We hope that you will see the varied and intense commitment to core texts and liberal arts reading that are demonstrated in these papers. I can only testify that the quality of the discussions, chaired by the able Saint Mary’s students, was equally superb.
ACTC Liberal Arts Institute
- Sara Babb, Rhodes College:
The Global Community: Protector of Human Rights or Arena of Power Politics?
- Andrew Bingham, Simon Fraser University:
‘You would speak and hear no reply?’: the Antigone and the Tragedy of Philosophy
- Jennifer Jamer, Seton Hall University:
Sympathy for the Devil? The Role of Satan In John Milton’s Paradise Lost
- Noah Kipply-Ogman, Shimer College:
Metaphysical Implications of an Adamantine Elocution or Why Fancy Words Don’t Work: Augustine on the Rhetoric of Dewey and Hutchins
- Emily Popp, Rhodes College:
Improvising in The Odyssey
- Laura Sellers, Rhodes College:
Defense and Provocation in the Athenians’ Speeches Before and During the Peloponnesian Wars