[percy-l] Introduction

Matthew James Sitman mjs83 at georgetown.edu
Sun Jul 31 01:45:41 EDT 2005

I recently joined Percy-L and after glancing through the archives found it was customary to provide a short introduction.

Currently I am a graduate student pursuing a Ph.D. in the Dept. of Government at Georgetown University, where my major field of study is political theory. I came to Percy through the work of Peter Lawler, particularly his book Aliens in America: The Strange Truth About Our Souls. After reading more of Dr. Lawler's writings (and hearing him speak on a few occasions) and seeing Percy show up time after time, I decided to explore Percy for myself.

By the end of this summer I should finish my first reading of all of Percy's fiction, though I started with and have given significant time to his non-fiction work. 

Percy has already become an important figure in my intellectual development and I am looking forward to the discussions this group has to offer. As I am 23 years old I am especially  interested in learning from those who have been thinking longer than  I about what Percy has to teach we denizens of the 21st century.


Matt Sitman
mjs83 at georgetown.edu

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