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Bill Deresiewicz, "What is College For?"

Bill Deresiewicz is an essayist and literary critic, and taught English at Yale from 1998-2008. He is the author of A Jane Austen Education: How Six Novels Taught me About Love, Friendship, and the Things that Really Matter (Penguin Press, 2011) and Excellent  Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (Free Press, 2014), a book that arose from his essay "The Disadvantages of an Elite Education," which was published in American Scholar.  He's written for The NationThe New RepublicThe New York TimesThe Atlantic, and Harper's.  

Monday, April 2, 2018 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Hardin Hall, 233
403 Calhoun Dr., Clemson, SC 29634, USA

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General, Humanities Hub


College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Calhoun Honors College

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All Audiences



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Lee Morrissey

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