The After Dinner Scholar

Digging Deeper: The Junior Author Project with Dr. Kent Lasnoski

January 22, 2019

Mortimer Adler, legendary founder of the Great Books program at the University of Chicago observed, “In the case of good books the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” 

While we hope that many of the books our students read in their four years at Wyoming Catholic "get through" to them, spring semester of junior year we provide a special opportunity to read one author deeply and thoughtfully. We call it Trivium 302, but it’s better known as the Junior Author Project

In the fall of junior year, each student selects an author whom he or she wishes to know more deeply. In the spring, under the tutelage of professors, the student reads one major and one minor work of that author along with a biography and the most important critical scholarship pertaining to their author and then writes a final paper.

One of the professors guiding students in their Junior Author Projects is our guest, Dr. Kent Lasnoski.