Freedom and Responsibility in Robert Penn Warren’s “All the King’s Men”


The conference examined the ways in which "power tends to corrupt" as well as the nature of personal responsibility through reading selections from the Pulitzer Prize–winning novel All the King's Men and watching the two film versions of the novel.


Conference Readings

All the King’s Men. Directed by Robert Rossen. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 1949. DVD.

All the King’s Men. Directed by Steve Zaillian. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2006. DVD.

Warren, Robert Penn. All the King's Men (2nd Harvest Edition). San Diego: Harcourt Brace, 1996.