2015-2016 CCA III: The Art of Biography

2015-2016 CCA III: The Art of Biography

Program Lectures


About Hillsdale

Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts college with a student body of about 1,400. Its four-year curriculum leads to the bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree, and it is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Hillsdale’s educational mission rests upon two principles: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for any of its operations.

CCA III: The Art of Biography

Lytton Strachey referred to the art of biography as “the most delicate and humane of all the branches of the art of writing,” adding that “it is perhaps as difficult to write a good life as to live one.” This third CCA of the 2015–2016 academic year will consider biography in general and specific recent biographies through the eyes of their authors.