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2009 Issue

Number 18, Spring 2009

Editorial Committee

  • Ms. Lyndall Nairn, Chair
  • Dr. Scott Amos
  • Dr. Will Briggs
  • Dr. Annette Evans
  • Dr. Delane Karalow
  • Ms. Caitlin Flathers, Student Representative

The Agora annually presents writings by Lynchburg College students and includes essays written by students from other institutions that are members of the Association of Core Texts and Courses (ACTC). 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 ACTC colleges and universities participate in similar "great books" programs.

Table of Contents

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Editorial: In This Issue… Lyndall Nairn
Three Translations of Beowulf: Interpretation or Misrepresentation of Meaning Paul Tierney
Feminist Literary Criticism and Lysistrata Katie Wilcox
Out of Hyacinth and Apple-Boughs: Sappho’s Aphrodite Myth and the Bisexual Anima Jessica Quinlan
The Garden as Original Home: Nostalgia in “Paradise Lost” Elizabeth Healy
The Crisis of Trust in Hamlet Michael Colebrook
Jefferson and King: Changes for America James Young
The Sexually Awkward and Aloof Man Known as Mr. Collins Sean Udell
“Ah humanity!”: Bartleby’s Challenge to the Lawyer Stephen Marowitz
Jim Burden and Jake Barnes: As Similar as Their Initials Ashley Ferry
Christianity without Ressentiment: Nietzsche’s Jesus, Weak Theology, and the Possibility for a New Christian Ethics Alan Reynolds
The Rhetoric of Music in Dante’s Purgatorio Mary Patricia Jones
Everlasting Tension: A Comparison of Themes between John Keats and Hellenistic Art Kate Kauffman
A Wanderer's Eyes Samantha Bryant

Personal Responses Written in Senior Symposium

Irrationality and Intellect Clyde Harkrader
Considering the Right and Necessity of Civil Disobedience Shane Durie

Biographical Sketches of the Agora Writers