Humanities Institute (WFU)

“Humanities in the 21st Century” symposium: Closing Speaker

On Saturday March 19, 2011, I attended the closing session of the WFU Humanities Institute’s inaugural symposium. The session was titled “Are the humanities good for humanity? The aims and place of the humanities in liberal education.” Our guest speaker was Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law at Florida International University.... more

“Humanities in the 21st Century” symposium: Student panel

On Friday March 18, I attended a symposium marking the launching of WFU’s new Humanities Institute. Because students are the reason we’re all here, the organizers made a deliberate and significant decision to open the symposium with a student panel discussion, on the topic “Perspectives on the future of the humanities at Wake Forest.” The... more