Speaking for the Humanities

Organization: Center for Public Scholarship

Venue: New School University

Location: New York, New York, United States

Event Date/Time: Feb 20, 2014 / 6:00 pm - (EST) End Date/Time: Feb 20, 2014 / 8:00 pm - (EST)
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The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, second floor This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to cps@newschool.edu

Scholars representing philosophy, American studies, humanities, law, and literature will discuss how to defend and even talk about the humanities without succumbing to the instrumentalist language of its detractors (measuring outcomes and deliverables) or retreating into the ivory tower by simply asserting that the humanities don't need justification.

Panelists:  Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature, co-director of the Program of Critical Theory, University of California, Berkeley (book contributor) Andrew Delbanco, Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University  Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics; University Professor of the Humanities, New York University  Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia Law School (book contributor)  Moderator: Peter Brooks, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar, Professor, University Center for Human Values, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University (book editor)


55 West 13th Street
New York
New York
United States


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