The Humanities Council kicks off each academic year with an interdisciplinary Colloquium featuring humanities faculty. View event details
Tradition, Critique, & Imagination
Colloquium: 4:30-6:00 PM, Chancellor Green Rotunda
In The Value of the Humanities, Helen Small tells us that “the work of the humanities is frequently descriptive, or appreciative, or imaginative, or provocative, or speculative, more than it is critical.” At the same time, recent debates in various disciplines suggest that this range is potentially threatened by the ubiquity of critique, practiced as a relentless hermeneutics of suspicion. How should tradition, critique, and imagination interact within humanistic inquiry today?
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