Please join us in the Department lounge today, November 11 from 12:30-1:45 for the semester's third colloquium, "Public Humanities," presented by Professor David Dunaway.
Professor Dunaway describes his presentation as follows:
Public History, Public Folklore, and Public Sociology--but Public English? The former are recognized sub-disciplines, emphases which highlight the opportunities and responsibilities scholars have to return findings from their fields to the public which funds their work. What, then, would a career whose compass points toward the public look like? What opportunities and challenges face those who take this as a mission? This discussion will examine the presenter's career as a commercial author, a radio producer, public history consultant, among other roles--and what issues and prejudices such a career path takes.