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2007 Issue

Number 16, Spring 2007

Editorial Committee

Ms. Lyndall Nairn, Chair
Dr. Will Briggs
Dr. Delane Karalow
Dr. Phil Stump
Dr. Robert White
Ms. Erin Lloyd, Student Representative

The Agora annually presents writings by Lynchburg College students and faculty and includes essays written by students from other institutions that are members of the Association of Core Texts and Courses. Lynchburg College contributors participate in the Lynchburg College Symposium Readings (LCSR) program, which integrates ideas from classical selections with contemporary ideas and issues. LCSR classes encourage students to think deeply about current issues and to become sensitive to the interdisciplinary influence of classical ideas. Contributors from other colleges and universities participate in similar "great books" programs.

Table of Contents

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Editorial: In This Issue… Lyndall Nairn
Expanding Universes and Shrinking Humans Neal Sumerlin
Abdication and Acceptance: Slave-Trading in Antebellum Lynchburg John Marks
The Little Engine That Couldn’t: Societal Fears, Upward Mobility, and the Failure of Technology in Mark Twain’s Works Dana Sliva
The Controversial Character of Roxy in Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson Jennifer Ervin
The Solitude of Poe's "The Raven" Michelle Hensley
Walden: An Exercise in Awakening David Neasz
Jo March of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women, According to Adler, Horney, and Rogers Ellen Parks
Classicism and Anti-Classicism in the Quintessentially Romantic Grace Rochfort
Passion and Marriage in Anna Karenina Kelly Castillo
Translators Can Empower! Andrew Rohr
Definition of Jihad: Legitimate? Ryan Mayr
Talk Like an Egyptian: Applying the Theory of the Subaltern to the Works of Nawal El Saadawi Elizabeth Giglio

Personal Responses Written in Senior Symposium

The Fear Factor Robert Howell
The Press: The Tool and Foil of Tyranny Chris Rand
An Educated People, a Stronger Society, a Stronger Country Kyra Smith
he Declining Value of Music in American Culture Lauren Bruce
Lost Women: International Sex Trafficking Shoshana Sakolsky

Biographical Sketches of the Agora Writers