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Humanities Matters Discussion "The Splintering of the American Mind"

Please join us for a Humanities Matters discussion of William Egginton, The Splintering of the American Mind: Identity Politics, Inequality, and Community on Today's College Campuses (Bloomsbury, 2018).

Discussion Leader: Harrison Meadows

Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures

“Timely . . . The Splintering of the American Mind examines the competing costs and benefits of the country's continuing shift away from a commonly accepted--albeit white--canon of shared narratives to an 'exploration and celebration of marginalized racial and sexual identities.' Egginton devotes a large section of the book to one of the most vexing problems of our time--rampant inequality of both economic and social capital--and demonstrates the complicated and sometimes inadvertent ways in which our winner-take-all higher education system exacerbates and locks this in.” –  New York Times Book Review

The Humanities Matters series considers the life and identity of today's universities and new perspectives on the value of the humanities to democracy and a life well-lived. Humanities Matters discussions are open to all UT faculty, graduate students, and staff.

Monday, November 18, 2019 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

Dunford Hall, 2225-2227
915 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996

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Lectures & Presentations


Humanities & Social Sciences


Current Students, Faculty & Staff



Humanities Center



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Joan Murray

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