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Crisis? What Crisis? Whose Crisis?: The 1st Annual CALS Spring Symposium

Three especially prominent scholars of American literary and cultural studies--Christopher Newfield, Cary Nelson, and Sarah Banet-Weiser--joined Penn State faculty, graduate students, and the public at large in envisioning new ways of understanding the role of the liberal arts in the university and their mission in the wider public at a time of crisis.









Michael Berube, Penn State Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature, delivers the keynote address.

The panelists--Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Rosa Eberly, Jeffrey Gonzalez, Jeffrey Nealon, Cary Nelson, Janet Lyon, and Christopher Long--share their views on the humanities in the morning session, "The Liberal Arts at a Time of Crisis."