[Milton-L] Milton Birthday Celebration - Chattanooga

Kemmer Anderson kanderso at mccallie.org
Mon Dec 1 12:08:53 EST 2008

Anderson Goes Milton for 'McCallie After Dark'

McCallie's unique series of lectures and 
workshops, led by veteran members of its faculty, 
starts up this school year with an exploration of 
literary great John Milton by English teacher R. Kemmer Anderson...

"McCallie After Dark" kicks off its 2008-09 
season with a special exploration of John Milton 
by English teacher R. Kemmer Anderson, who has 
taught on the Ridge for 31 years and who has 
spent extensive time and energy researching Milton's life and works.

Tuesday, December 9
7:00 p.m.
Brock-Lazenby Room, Dining Hall

 From Mr. Anderson:

On December 9, 2008, we celebrate the 400th 
birthday of John Milton. John Milton’s ideas 
immigrated to America in the form of books. His 
voice shaped the school copybooks of our American 
founders. His Tenure of Magistrates and Kings 
argued for the execution of a king and later 
echoed from the preamble of the Declaration of 
Independence. His vision of Eden became the model 
for the English garden – a garden later 
transplanted to our native soil. Milton’s Satan 
caught the imagination of artists when the fiend 
meets Adam and Eve in Paradise Lost and Jesus in 
Paradise Regained. In our time some scholars 
believe Milton’s Samson Agonistes haunts the polemic of a terrorist.

 From Chalmers McIlwaine to George Hazard, John 
Milton has shaped McCallie teachers and students 
with a rhythm and rhetoric of a sound English 
epic. Join us for an evening of poetry, politics, 
illustrations, and birthday cake to remember John 
Milton, poet and prophet of liberty and free will.

Please join us on the Ridge for what promises to 
be a unique and enlightening look at one of 
literature's great and lasting figures, a 
presentation guaranteed to be quite unlike 
anything you are likely to find. As hundreds if 
not thousands of alumni can attest, Kemmer "Yogi" Anderson is one-of-a-kind.

<mailto:facdev at mccallie.org?subject=RSVP - MAD - 
Anderson, December 9>Please RSVP to Faculty 
Development and include the number of people 
planning to attend. Light refreshments will be provided.

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