A History of "Heroic Reading" in America

Dr. Lloyd Pratt, of the University of Oxford, England, will speak about Blanche Chenault Junkin, an early-twentieth-century intellectual from Arkansas who developed a novel approach to reading based on ideas of Transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson. Junkin was a UCA alumnus, Little Rock school teacher, and occasional writer for the Democrat-Gazette. This talk considers how Junkin reconciled her reading of Emerson to the Bible, the secular to the sacred, and her role as a woman to her role as an intellectual. Held in conjunction with the College of Liberal Arts' Student Research Symposium at the University of Central Arkansas, this talk is sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council. Join us for this free talk at 7 pm, on Wednesday, April 22, at the Faulkner County Library in Conway. All library events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 501-327-7482 or email nancy@fcl.org, Facebook & Twitter.
  • April 22, 2015 at 7pm – 8pm
  • Faulkner County Library
    1900 Tyler St
    Conway, AR 72032
    United States
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  • Nancy Allen

    501-327-7482

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