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Prof. Mark Edmundson

Wrong Prof. Mark Edmundson?

Professor of English

Phone: (434) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: m***@***.edu
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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UVA's Mark ..., 13 Sept 2014 [cached]
UVA's Mark Edmundson for TIME: "...The [football] players: we treat them like Hector and Achilles and Aeneas and Ajax.
"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.
"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.
In Why Read?, University of ..., 27 Aug 2014 [cached]
In Why Read?, University of Virginia professor Mark Edmundson discusses the practice of student reviews of a teacher, then writes: "As I read the reviews, I thought of a story I'd heard about a Columbia University instructor who issued a two-part question at the end of his literature course.
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