Penn State Professor Michael Bérubé to Discuss Value of Humanities in Hamilton College Lecture

By Cindy McNicholl

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

September 23, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Location: Kennedy Auditorium in the Taylor Science Center at Hamilton College


Event Description

“The Value -- and the Values -- of the Humanities" by Michael Bérubé, the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Penn State University.

Bérubé teaches cultural studies and American literature at Penn State. He is the author of several books on cultural studies, disability rights, liberal politics and debates in higher education, and since 2004 has been a blogger on these and other topics. His blog, which he began in January 2004, mixed his perspective on these professional and political issues with a variety of other subjects, ranging from his family life to music to professional hockey.

His academic pursuits include American literature, African-American literature, cultural studies, critical theory, and disability studies, the last of which stems partly from his experience with his son Jamie, who has Down Syndrome.
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