What are the Humanities Worth? Stanley Fish speaks out on Wed., 9/21

Wesleyan welcomes Stanley Fish this coming Wednesday, September 21.

His talk will take place at the Chapel at 4:15. There will be a reception immediately afterward in the Daniel Family Commons in the Usdan Center.

 Following up on some of his recent NYT Op-eds, Professor Fish will address the status of the humanities in the Academy and in today’s world.  Please join us for what should be a provocative talk.



One of the country’s leading public intellectuals, Stanley Fish is an extraordinarily prolific author whose works include more than 200 scholarly publications and books. While his research covers a variety of fields, he has written for many of the country’s leading law journals, including Stanford Law Review, Duke Law Journal, Yale Law Journal, and others. Professor Fish is the author of numerous books including Doing What Comes Naturally: Change, Rhetoric, and the Practice of Theory in Literary and Legal Studies (1989); There’s No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It’s a Good Thing, Too (1994); Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change (1995); The Trouble with Principle (1999); and How Milton Works (2001).