From Humanities to Ecology - Masao Miyoshi
The PBRC Distinguished Speakers Series Presents
“From Humanities to Ecology”
December 3, 2007
Pauling 216 5:00-6:30 p.m.
A distinguished literary scholar explores the current the state of the humanities, considering especially the decline of literature including its newer subjects. Professor Miyoshi looks back to the beginning of the university, tracing conspicuous major changes, both academic and social, and then returns in his lecture to the current crisis in commodified higher education and culture in general. Environmental studies is proposed as a way out of the crisis and as a reaffirmation of human existence itself.
Masao Miyoshi is Hajime Mori Professor Emeritus of Japanese Language and Literature and Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, San Diego.