Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cathy N. Davidson "Strangers on a Train" Academe Online (Magazine of the AAUP)

Cathy N. Davidson's essay "Strangers on a Train" appears in Academe Online (magazine of the American Association of University Professors--AAUP) and recalls a five-hour ride on a train with the dean of her College of Arts and Sciences, who had been the dean of the department when Davidson was first hired.

Amid recollections, Davidson forwards a call to action: "humanities departments [. . .] could and would be central to higher education if we took our role in society and as educators more seriously."

This is a highly topical issue that will affect anyone going through or working in academics.

Check it out.

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