ACLS President Joy Connolly Debates Thomas Chatterton Williams on the State and Future of Classics at 2022 Atlantic Festival
On September 22, 2022 at 8:00 PM EDT, ACLS President Joy Connolly participated in a debate with Thomas Chatterton Williams at The Atlantic Festival in Washington, D.C. They discussed the state and future of classics, including the cultural & literary implications of placing Plato, Sophocles, and Greek and Roman history at the center of the Western canon. The event was hosted by Intelligence Squared and featured opening and closing performances by FLS+, the team behind the Broadway hit Freestyle Love Supreme.
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