multisport mm

PVC Welcomes Mark Edmundson To Speak Tonight On "Football In America"

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 12/11/2012
Send this article to a friend Print RSS
Article Image
Courtesy: Beverly Schaefer
Mark Edmundson of the University of Virginia Department of English will speak on "Football in America" tonight at 7:30 pm, at Dodds Auditorium at Robertson Hall as part of the Princeton Varsity Club Jake McCandless Speaker Series. The talk is free and open to the public.

His presentation will examine the character building, and potentially character destroying, aspects of football and of sports in general.

Mark Edmundson is a University Professor in the English Department at the University of Virginia. His lecture is titled "Terrible Beauty: Football in America."

Edmundson's article, "Do Sports Build Character or Damage it?" was recently published in the Chronicle of Higher Education.

The event will be held tonight at Dodds Auditorium at Robertson Hall at 7:30 PM and is free and open to the public


Prior to his appointment as University Professor, Edmundson held the NEH Distinguished Teaching Professorship for excellence in undergraduate teaching. At Virginia, he teaches courses in Shakespeare, Romantic Poetry and Modern Poetry.

Edmundson is the author of seven books, including "Teacher, the One who Made the Difference" (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year), "Why Read?" and "The Fine Wisdom and Perfect Teachings of the Kings of Rock and Roll." His newest book--"Why Teach?"--will be published by Bloomsbury in the Fall of 2013. He has written essays about sports for The Chronicle of Higher Education and the American Scholar. He is now at work on a book about football to be called, "Be a Football Player! My Education in the Game."

The Jake McCandless '51 PVC series was endowed in the name of J. L. "Jake" McCandless '51, who coached Princeton to the 1969 Ivy League football championship during the Tigers' centennial year of football. The series strives to bring speakers to campus who will engage the Princeton community in topics that reflect the educational values inherent in the intercollegiate athletics experience.

SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER

FACEBOOK

INSTAGRAM

TIGERBLOG

ENEWS

ENews
Hyatt New
SCHEDULE
PNC Schedule
> Full Schedule and Results
March
06
Friday
Wrestling
vs. EIWA Championships Day 1 (EIWA Championships)
- 10:00 AM
W. Basketball
at Cornell
- 7:00 PM
M. Basketball
vs. Cornell
- 7:00 PM
M. Hockey
at Dartmouth (ECAC Hockey First Round)
- 7:00 PM
M. Volleyball
vs. Juniata
- 7:00 PM
March
07
Saturday
W. Fencing
vs. NCAA Regional
- All Day
M. Fencing
vs. NCAA Regional
- All Day
Wrestling
vs. EIWA Championships Day 2 (EIWA Championships)
- 10:00 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Marist (Harvard Invitational)
- 10:15 AM
M. Lacrosse
at Maryland
- 12:00 PM
Baseball
at UNC-Greensboro
- 1:00 PM
W. Lacrosse
at Dartmouth
- 1:00 PM
Baseball
at UNC-Greensboro
- 4:00 PM
W. Water Polo
vs. VMI (Harvard Invitational)
- 5:30 PM
M. Basketball
vs. Columbia
- 6:00 PM
W. Basketball
at Columbia
- 7:00 PM
M. Hockey
at Dartmouth (ECAC Hockey First Round)
- 7:00 PM
M. Volleyball
vs. NJIT
- 7:00 PM
March
08
Sunday
M. Tennis
vs. Binghamton
- 10:00 AM
Baseball
at UNC-Greensboro
- 11:00 AM
W. Water Polo
vs. Iona (Harvard Invitational)
- 11:45 AM
Baseball
at UNC-Greensboro
- 2:00 PM
M. Tennis
vs. Army
- 3:00 PM
M. Hockey
at Dartmouth (if necessary) (ECAC Hockey First Round)
- 5:00 PM
March
09
Monday
M. Swimming & Diving
vs. Zone Diving Championships
- All Day
stop