How might we respond -- at the level of collegial relations and classroom practice -- when the vision of the university (and the larger society of which it is a part) regarding who we are, who our students are, and what our university is for is different than our own? How might our self- understanding as intellectuals and our pedagogical praxis change if they were genuinely inspired by what Walter Benjamin wrote in his sixth thesis on the concept of history, "Every age must strive anew to wrest tradition away from the conformism that threatens to overpower it"? Please join us for a conversation with Andy Lamas (Urban Studies Program) to consider these questions.
The seminar will take place in the second floor conference room at 3810 Walnut Street. Please RSVP below to reserve your lunch.