43. Making a Case for the Humanities: Advocacy and Audience
Tuesday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 612, WSCC
Program arranged by the MLA Delegate Assembly Organizing Committee
Presiding: Teresa Mangum, Univ. of Iowa
Speakers: Barbara McFadden Allen, Committee on Institutional Cooperation; Bruce Burgett, Univ. of Washington, Bothell; Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed; Susan E. Jeffords, Univ. of Washington, Seattle; Esther Mackintosh, Federation of State Humanities Councils
Administrators, funding agencies, legislators, taxpayers, donors, parents, students, and colleagues in science, business, engineering, and medicine: how can we address these diverse audiences on their terms? Given these groups' priorities and obligations, what compelling reasons can we offer that it is in their interest to become advocates for the study of literature and languages? Our distinguished panelists share insight, advice, and experiences.
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