Wednesday, Oct. 19
Wednesday, Nov. 9
Wednesday, Nov. 30
Books will be provided.
In an effort to continue a campus-wide discussion about the place of the arts and humanities at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, members of the Arts & Humanities Alliance welcome UWO faculty, staff and administrators to participate in a shared reading of Martha Nussbaum’s 2010 book Not For Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities.
According to the book’s publisher, Princeton University Press, Nussbaum here argues "that we must resist efforts to reduce education to a tool of the gross national product. Rather, we must work to reconnect education to the humanities in order to give students the capacity to be true democratic citizens of their countries and the world.”
The Erst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago, Martha Nussbaum is one of America’s celebrated philosophers and public intellectuals. For more on Nussbaum, check out this New Yorker article.
We’ll meet Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Pollock House on 9/28, 10/19, 11/9 and 11/30. Facilitators for these dates include Stephen Kercher, Roberta Maguire, Larry Herzberg and Kathleen Corley.
The CETL Book Club provides an opportunity for professional development through cross-disciplinary dialogue about provocative issues related to teaching and learning.