SPRING 2003 VOLUME 7, NUMBER 3
think of the First-Year Seminars as small intellectual communities
inside of a larger intellectual community," says Paula Debnar,
director of First-Year Seminars and associate professor of classics.
An intellectual community--with a dramatic twist--is just what
Professor of English Christopher Benfey has in mind for his First-Year
Seminar, Pontigny at Mount Holyoke, to be offered for the first
time next fall. The class will not only form its own scholarly/investigative
group, but will reenact an extraordinary period in the College's
history, when some of the towering figures of European and American
culture--including Marc Chagall, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and
Wallace Stevens--took up residence at Mount Holyoke.
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