University Studies: A Humanities Center Reading Group
This reading group serves as an extension of the University Studies: Envisioning the Institution Research Seminar headed by Professors Lisi Schoenbach and Amy Elias during the 2018-2019 academic year. The seminar covered an extensive list of readings, including hosting campus visits by Christopher Newfield, author of The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them (2016) and John Marx and Mark Cooper, co-authors of Media U: How the Need to Win Audiences Has Shaped Higher Education (2018) to consider a variety of factors, including historical, cultural, and economic, that impact how universities function today.
The University Studies Reading Group will meet two to three times a semester to discuss articles and books. The one-hour discussions begin at 11:30 a.m. and take place at the UT Humanities Center. The discussions are open to the university and general public. To sign up for communications about the group, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Topic: Academic Freedom
Discussion will focus on academic freedom using Knowledge, Power, and Academic Freedom by Joan Wallach Scott, (Columbia University Press, 2019).
Discussion will focus on considering public humanities as part of UT’s land-grant mission using the following articles:
- Devoney Looser, “The Hows and Whys of Public Humanities,” MLA, Spring 2019.
- Jordan Windholz, “Going Public: Rethinking Engagement and Access through Local Partnerships,” MLA, Spring 2019.
- Danielle Spratt and Bridget Draxler, Pride and Presentism: On the Necessity of the Public Humanities for Literary Historians. MLA, Spring 2019.
Questions? Contact Beauvais Lyons.