Politics and Literature

In this academy students will engage in a careful reading of important works of American literature. Along with short stories by American authors, the great texts for this academy will include works like Frederick Douglass’ Narrative, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn, or Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. 

Students will see how American authors aim to teach us important things about America – its principles, its history, its character, and its aspirations.

Politics and Literature

Where and when

Sunday, July 9 2023 —
Saturday, July 15 2023
401 College Avenue, Ashland, OH 44805

Schedule and Syllabus of Readings

Taught by

Jason Stevens
Jason Stevens
Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashland University and Director of Teacher Programs for the Ashbrook Center
Cara Rogers
Cara Rogers
Assistant Professor of History at Ashland University