Academic journal article Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

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Academic journal article Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

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THIS issue represents both a proud and yet a somewhat sad moment for Renascence. With it we inaugurate what will be an annual commemoration of the late Dr. Joseph M. Schwartz, Emeritus Professor of English at Marquette University, editor of Renascence for over seventeen years, and senior editor for almost seven years, until the time of his death in September 2002.

Dr. Schwartz was a tireless encourager of young scholars and a persistent "developer" of established scholars, persuading them to submit their work to the journal. Dr. Schwartz was also imaginative in developing topics for special issues. Under his editorship the journal published more than half a dozen special issues, some celebrating authors' centenaries, others marking issues of concern in the area of literature and values.

Professor Edward M. Griffin's essay in this issue, "Dancing around the Maypole, Ripping up the Flag: The Merry Mount Caper and Issues in American History and Art," is the first commissioned Schwartz Memorial Essay. …

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