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Humanities Symposium

08 Humanities Symposium

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Featuring Addresses by:


Dr. Michael Bérubé
Dr. Michael Bérubé is the Paterno Family Professor in Literature at Pennsylvania State University . He is the author of six books to date : Marginal Forces / Cultural Centers: Tolson, Pynchon, and the Politics of the Canon (Cornell University Press, 1992 ); Public Access: Literary Theory and American Cultural Politics (Verso, 1994); Life As We Know It: A Father, A Family, and an Exceptional Child (Pantheon, 1996; paper edition, Vintage, 1998); The Employment of English: Theory, Jobs, and the Future of Literary Studies (New York University Press, 1998); What ' s Liberal About the Liberal Arts?: Classroom Politics and “ Bias ” in Higher Education (W. W. Norton, 2006) and Rhetorical Occasions: Essays on Humans and the Humanities (University of North Carolina Press, 2006). He is also the editor of The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies (Blackwell, 2004), and, with Cary Nelson, of Higher Education Under Fire: Politics, Economics, and the Crisis of the Humanities (Routledge, 1995). Bérubé has written over a hundred and fifty essays for a wide variety of academic journals such as American Quarterly , the Yale Journal of Criticism , Social Text , Modern Fiction Studies , and the Minnesota Review , as well as more popular venues such as Harper's , the New Yorker , Dissent , The New York Times Magazine , the Washington Post , the Nation , and the Boston Globe . Life As We Know It was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 1996 and was chosen as one of the best books of the year (on a list of seven) by Maureen Corrigan of National Public Radio.


Dr. Daniel Frick
Dr. Daniel Frick is Director of the Writing Center and adjunct professor of English at Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He teaches courses in rhetoric and American fiction, and his book, Reinventing Richard Nixon: The Cultural History of an American Obsession, has just been published by the University Press of Kansas.


Dr. Masood Raja
Belmont alum Dr. Masood Raja moved to the United States in 1996 after resigning his commission in the Pakistan Army. He teaches in the English department at Kent State, and he specializes in Postcolonial Literature and Theory with a special emphasis on the Literature of South Asia, the Islamic world, and global responses, popular and literary, to the neoliberal globalization.