On Saturday, June 1st at 12PM, the Dutchess County Libertarian Party will host a book club meeting with Victoria Alexander about her novel Locus Amoenus. Listen to the first chapter of the audiobook, read by Ben Jorgensen, below. A complete digital audiobook is offered to everyone who can identify three Libertarian themes in the first chapter.
Pleasant Valley Free Library
3 Maggiacomo Lane
Pleasant Valley, New York 12569
Victoria Alexander has been selected for a three-year term as a Fulbright Specialist, available to serve institutions in over 150 countries worldwide. Alexander is an expert in Vladimir Nabokov’s non-gradualist approach to the evolution of insect mimicry.
“As the number of students interested in arts and humanities programs declines worldwide, my work has focused on showing how these disciplines are vital to developing critical and creative thinking skills. My specialty, biosemiotics (the study of signaling and sign-use in living systems), combines the fields of poetics, complexity science, philosophy of language, aesthetics, and biology to investigate the nature of creativity, adaptation, learning, and intentionality.”
The Fulbright Specialist program is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and World Learning, Non-US institutions interested in hosting Dr. Alexander can apply at https://fulbrightspecialist.worldlearning.org/eligibility-host-institutions/