Faces of the Humanities
Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature, Duke University
How might a focus on race and ethnicity in the postcolonial world be articulated to the "crisis" in the humanities we keep hearing about in the media today? What kinds of faces does the humanities have, and how do these faces speak? This lecture will reflect on these questions from a number of historical perspectives, including that of the situation of humanistic knowledge in non-Western modernity and the transformation of university culture in the age of globalization.