Humanistic Studies Faculty Forum:
“Literature, the Humanities, and the University:
Three Democratic Institutions”
Professor of Humanistic Studies and English
Friday, 21 November 2008
Professor Vescio will present his “pragmatist” theory of literature and attempt to change the way we conceive of literature in such a way as to make it serve a modern, democratic society rather than older forms of social organization. What is “literature”? What makes literature distinctive within the humanities? Where is literature situated in humanistic studies and the university? For answers to these questions, be sure to attend the next Faculty Forum!