"After Class" Podcast

Season 3, Episode 6

Studied Carelessness: A Discussion of Life as Improvisation

In this conversation with Caleb Dance, associate professor of classics, we'll learn how Caleb's research and teaching are influenced by humor, improvisation and "sprezzatura" (studied carelessness). He also explains how he first became interested in the classics, the importance he places on study abroad, and his personal musical interests and endeavors, including the work he does with the nonprofit MIMA (Modern Improvisation Music Appreciation).

“I feel like [study abroad] reminds us that the walls of a classroom are not the only place where you can actually learn.”
~Caleb Dance, associate professor of Classics at W&L


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