Christopher R. Schlect Archives - New Saint Andrews College

Songs of Protest and Selfie Anthems

Christopher Schlect This is my fight song Take back my life song Prove I’m alright song My power’s turned on Starting right now I’ll be strong I’ll play my fight song And I don’t really care if nobody else believes ‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me. –Rachel Platten, “Fight...

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The History of the American West Field Trip

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]   by Brianna Ruffatto   Students at NSA have been trying to define what the American West is, exactly.   At first, the question seems simple enough; we’ve all enjoyed the likes of Clint Eastwood and John Wayne battling it out, mustache, boot, and spur on the arid, tumble-weed...

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Old-School Rhetoric

by Chris Schlect Fellow of History Cicero’s orations against Cataline were not built in a day. The recovery of classical rhetoric is no small task, beset with heavy lifting and blind groping. This year I designed a new elective course in an attempt to recover some old...

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Interacting with Authors

by Chris Schlect Fellow of History There is more to a book than what you can discover from reading it. Most scholars write books in order to engage other books; any good scholarly monograph is just one voice in a conversation, and one contribution to a library....

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Schlect presents paper at conference

Earlier this month, our fellow of history, Christopher Schlect, traveled to Sacramento to deliver a paper at the 2015 conference of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. Schlect is now back in Moscow and presented an expanded version of the paper to...

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