News and Site Highlights Archives
(Also see our newsletter, Permanent Things.)
Lubbers on the Liberal Arts
Listen or read here as Arend D. Lubbers, Grand Valley State University President Emeritus and longest serving college president in the country, speaks on the importance of a liberal arts education. President Lubbers has been a longtime friend of the Kirk family and The Russell Kirk Center. At GVSU, he arranged for Russell Kirk to be a visiting professor, deliver a commencement address and to receive an honorary degree.
Our Second Bookman e-Book!
We are pleased to announce the release of The University Bookman on Edmund Burke, now available for Kindle. Collecting 21 reviews, essays, and interviews from the Bookman on the life and thought of Edmund Burke, this book is only $2.99, and purchases support our ongoing work to provide an imaginative defense of the Permanent Things.
Fall Permanent Things
The Fall 2014 number of our Permanent Things newsletter is now posted, featuring updates on “Arguing Conservatism,” an ISI honors seminar on rhetoric held at Piety Hill. You can download a copy of the PDF from this link.
Congratulations to Bookman contributor Caleb Stegall, who was selected for a seat on the Kansas Supreme Court. We wish him all the best.
Kirk in the Clarion Review
Russell Kirk’s autobiographical essay, “Is Life Worth Living” is featured in The Clarion Review this month.
Third Burke Conference Announced!
The Edmund Burke Society of America is pleased to announce a call for papers and open registration for “Edmund Burke and Patriotism,” their third conference on Edmund Burke. It will be held on February 27 and 28, 2015 at Villanova University. Keynote addresses will be from David Bromwich, Michael Brown, and Regina Janes. Please see this link for details and to register.
Spring Permanent Things
The Spring 2014 number of our Permanent Things newsletter is up, featuring updates on recent events commemorating Russell Kirk and the strong reception in Brazil of the publication of The Politics of Prudence. You can download a copy of the PDF from this link.
A new issue of Studies in Burke and His Time
The Edmund Burke Society of America announces a new issue of their journal, Studies in Burke and His Time, Volume 23. The issue features articles on the theme of Burke and history. Articles from Joseph Pappin III, Jeffrey O. Nelson, Elizabeth Lambert, and Aaron D. Hoffman accompany several book reviews. The journal is being released as a PDF and is now available for download from our site. In the coming months, the Society will be releasing back numbers as well.
The first Bookman e-book!
In honor of the great historian John Lukacs, who turns ninety in 2014, we are delighted to announce publication of the first e-book from the University Bookman. The Bookman on John Lukacs features essays and reviews by and about Lukacs gathered from fifty years of our archives. This convenient collection of scholarship is available as a Kindle edition from Amazon.com.
The Conservative Mind at Sixty—in St Andrews
Annette Kirk and several friends and Wilbur Fellows traveled in October to Saint Andrews, Scotland, as part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of publication of The Conservative Mind. Alvino-Mario Fantini has written an article for The American Conservative about the remembrance there. The trip included tours of the university and visits to sites important to Russell Kirk, including Kellie Castle, where Dr. Kirk resided and wrote many of his books. Several photos from the trip have been posted to an album on our Facebook page.