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, Volume 55, Issue 6, pp 488–490 | Cite as

From Conversation to Conference

  • John Rodden
Symposium: Alfred Kazin’s Legacy
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Abstract

The Alfred Kazin Centennial Symposium in May 2015 took place with no external funding on a budget totaling less than $200. Despite these overwhelming limitations, this "symposium on a shoestring" proved a rich intellectual experience for all. Its success is a tribute not only to the participants but also to the example of Alfred Kazin himself and his devotion to the life of the mind and the humanistic calling.

Keywords

Alfred Kazin New York Intellectuals Fate of the humanities External funding Vocation of the intellectual Symposium on a shoestring ᅟ 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Rodden
    • 1
  1. 1.GeorgetownUSA

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