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"Reimagining the Doctoral Experience" with Professor Sidonie Smith



Professor Sidonie Smith, Former President of the MLA


Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 12:00pm


Room 252, Building 260



"Reimagining the Doctoral Experience" with Professor Sidonie Smith

Sidonie Smith

Professor of English, University of Michigan

Director of Institute for the Humanities

Former President, Modern Language Association


We are thrilled to welcome Professor Smith back to Stanford, to talk about her recent book, "Manifesto for the Humanities: Transforming Doctoral Education in Good Enough Times," available in full at the link. 


To quote Professor Smith: "The 'Grand Challenge' confronting academic humanists is the imperative of sustaining passionate conviction about the value of studying the humanities...Responsibility for that sustainability -- in the academy, in the nation, and around the globe -- lies in part with humanities doctoral students, now or soon-to-be entering careers, who are driven by the desire to continue conversations, journeys and discoveries, whether they take place in archives, in the logic of the assertion, or in the dirt of the dig." 


Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 12:00 pm 

Room 252, Building 260





Professor Smith also kindly agreed to do a workshop with graduate students during her visit. It is a unique opportunity to learn from one of the top scholars and advocates in our field. Please RSVP to receive further information about this.