June 22nd, 2023
Baywatch Ben: The Benjamin Franklins You Never Knew
About the class:
Dr. Michael Lofaro will lead a discussion on the famous Benjamin Franklin.
"The dominant popular image of Franklin—a dowdy old man in granny glasses flying a kite—isn’t at all correct. The young Franklin had a vigorous, adventurous life before later moving into and mastering literature, science, and politics, all with a wicked and sometimes self-deprecating sense of humor that he often used to manipulate his readers. These elements of his careers reveal a much more complete picture of the man, who the French called a “philosophe”—a universal genius—and who they ranked with Voltaire and Rousseau as a major figure in the Enlightenment."
-Michael A. Lofaro, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, is the author or editor of twenty-two books, an online database, over eighty articles, and as well has received over sixty fellowships, grants, and awards.
Details: June 22nd, 2023 from 7-830pm
Cost: $25 per person
Attendees for this class will receive a 10% discount on any item purchased in-store during the event.
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