John-Paul Heil is a PhD candidate in History at the University of Chicago, completing a dissertation on the intellectual history of virtue in the Aragonese court of Renaissance Naples. He recently received a Fulbright research grant for the 2021–’22 academic year to conduct research in Modena, Italy. He lives in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he is an adjunct professor of History at Mount St. Mary’s University and an educational intern for Good Soil Farm, LLC, a community-supported and regenerative agriculture farm.
The Wealth of an Intimate History: On Wendell Berry’s “Stand By Me”
Wendell Berry’s lifelong ruminations on the theme of human community culminate in his story collection, “Stand By Me.”...