May 26, 2017
The Gold Lounge, Stanford Faculty Club

A Future for the Humanities?

A Flourishing Society Lecture by Professor Steven Justice (U.C. Berkeley)
A Future for the Humanities?

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May 26, 2017
The Gold Lounge, Stanford Faculty Club
439 Lagunita Dr, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

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The humanistic disciplines in our universities, especially the study of literature and the arts, have become notorious for frivolity, obscurity, modishness, and ideological grandstanding. Do they have a future? Should they? Steven Justice, who has taught in the nation's premier English department for thirty years, argued that they should and do, and that current pressures offer a promising chance to reform them.

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STEVEN JUSTICE

STEVEN JUSTICE

Chancellor's Professor of English, UC Berkeley

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