Liberty, Responsibility, and Duty in Midwest Literature


This conference considered the value and importance of liberty in the Midwest and America in general, with a special focus this time on members of the Indiana legal community and some conferees from the academy and other professions. In this way we gained a unique perspective on the ideal of individual liberty and personal responsibility among the legal and professional communities of Indiana, achieving a deeper sense of the important place of liberty in shaping midwestern culture and institutions.


Conference Readings

Anderson, Sherwood. Winesburg, Ohio. New York: Penguin Group, 1992.

Hutton, Graham. Midwest at Noon. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 1990.

Johnson, Howard. A Home in the Woods. Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1991.

Tarkington, Booth. The Magnificent Amersons. New York: Barnes & Noble Classics, 2005.

Twain, Mark. Life on the Mississippi. New York: New American Library, a division of Penguin Group, 2001.