Book Discussion with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Date/Time
Date(s) - 02/15/2019
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location
4010 JFSB

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The Humanities Center welcomes Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. She will give our annual lecture on Friday, February 15th at 11:00 AM in 4010 JFSB. If you are interested in joining this discussion, contact Matt Wickman for a copy of Kathleen’s book, Generous Thinking.

Title: “Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University”

The university stands in a peculiar relationship to twenty-first-century North American culture. On the one hand, that culture imagines institutions of higher education to be providers of vitally important credentials for those seeking an engaging career and a secure economic future. On the other, that same culture routinely depicts the university and its denizens as being out of touch with the real needs of their communities, producing and transmitting useless, abstract knowledge and standing in the way of real economic and technological progress. Generous Thinking proposes that those of us who work within the university might take a hard look at the ways we connect and communicate with a range of off-campus communities about our shared interests and concerns in order to begin rebuilding the relationship between the university and the public that it is meant to serve.

Lunch will be served.

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