Mark Edmundson

Mark Edmundson is University Professor at the University of Virginia. His books include Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals and The Heart of the Humanities: Reading, Writing, Teaching. His new book, Song of Ourselves: Walt Whitman and the Fight for Democracy, will be published in the spring.

Teach What You Love

A modest proposal for professors of literature

by Mark Edmundson | Friday, September 11, 2020

Alone at the Movies

My days in the dark with Robert Altman and Woody Allen

by Mark Edmundson | Saturday, December 01, 2007

Intimations of Fascism

The problem with hating the haters

by Mark Edmundson | Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Violence in Charlottesville

What I saw firsthand, and what it meant

by Mark Edmundson | Monday, August 28, 2017

Test of Faith

The Roman Catholic Church may forgive us our sins—but can it be forgiven for its own?

by Mark Edmundson | Monday, September 07, 2015

The Doctor’s Discontents

A harshly critical new biography of the father of psychotherapy

by Mark Edmundson | Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Off to See the Wizard

Finding the virtues of Homer, Plato, and Jesus in Technicolor Oz

by Mark Edmundson | Monday, February 29, 2016

Fadeaway Jumper

A Sunday-afternoon player of a certain age says his farewell to basketball

by Mark Edmundson | Thursday, December 01, 2005

Enough Already

What I'd really like to tell the bores in my life

by Mark Edmundson | Monday, June 01, 2009