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Friday, 12:00 noon–1:15 p.m., 4BC, ACC

Connected Academics: Humanists at Work

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Program arranged by the MLA Connected Academics Project. Presiding: David Theo Goldberg, Univ. of California, Irvine

Speakers: Ian Bogost, Georgia Inst. of Tech.; Sarah Kendzior, Al Jazeera English; Rebecca A. Lippman, Univ. of California, Los Angeles; Carina Wong, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Participants consider the changing nature of work and its relation to a variety of humanist careers. In particular, they examine risk taking and creativity as two necessary attributes for humanists at work in the world and challenge artificial distinctions made between humanist work “within” and “outside” the university, especially in relation to graduate education.

For a detailed description of the session, visit https://connect.commons.mla.org/ after 1 Dec.

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