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Prof. Mark W. Edmundson

Wrong Prof. Mark W. Edmundson?

Professor of English

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University of Virginia
100 10Th Street NE Suite 103
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901
United States

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  • Ph.D , English
    Yale University
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"People are desperate to measure ..., 10 May 2014 [cached]
"People are desperate to measure something, so they seize on the wrong things," Mark Edmundson, a professor of English at the University of Virginia (PayScale, 76), told me this week. "I'm not against people making a living or prospering. But if the objective of an education is to 'know yourself,' it's going to be hard to measure that."
Professor Edmundson is author of the recent book "Why Teach? In Defense of a Real Education," which argues that education should transform students by challenging and expanding their conceptions of themselves. "Self-realization doesn't just mean sitting around discussing Plato and Socrates," he said.
Professor Edmundson agreed that class distinctions were a red herring, and said that even vocational programs would benefit from courses in the humanities. "Everyone by virtue of being a human being should have a right to think about who they are and what might make them successful," he said.
And he challenged the idea that choosing a college or major based on a projected high salary was a sure path to security.
Mark ..., 31 Mar 2014 [cached]
Mark Edmundson
Mark Edmundson teaches English at the University of Virginia.
By Mark ..., 22 June 2013 [cached]
By Mark Edmundson
Mark Edmundson teaches English at the University of Virginia. His book Why Teach? will be out this fall from Bloomsbury.
More from Mark Edmundson:
Edmundson might find a D'Annunzio or Jean Paul among his contemporaries who share a cultural pessimism (and feed it?), but lines from Yeats and Lowell, who joy in dismissing the common herd, will never attain greatness.
Mark Edmundson ..., 3 Oct 2007 [cached]
Mark Edmundson (English)
Mark Edmundson (English)Professor Edmundson focuses on Romantic Poetry and Literary Theory at the University of Virginia.Earning his B.A. from Bennington College and a Ph.D. from Yale University, Edmundson moved on to publish several books including The Death of Sigmund Freud: Fascism, Psycho-analysis and the Rise of Fundamentalism (2007), Teacher: The One Who Made the Difference (2002), and Nightmare on Main Street: Angels, Sado-Masochism, and the Culture of Gothic (1997).
In addition, Professor Edmundson is a noted speaker, and some of his recent presentations include lectures at the Waterford Symposium ("Why Read?"), the Last Lecture Series at U.Va. ("Freud and Fundamentalism"), and "The Uses and Abuses of Literature" at Yale University.Named a Guggenheim Fellow (2005-2006), he is a contributing editor for both Harper's Magazine and Raritan.Edmundson was awarded the Virginia Arts Council grant for Fiction Writing (1992), he received the Keats/Shelley Association Award (1987), and as an author, he received praise with a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
"I think that's conceding too quickly," ..., 10 May 2014 [cached]
"I think that's conceding too quickly," said Mark Edmundson, an English professor at the University of Virginia.
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