The Humanities at GW

Dear English majors,

The plenary lecture given by Stephen Greenblatt this Wednesday at 10 AM in the Marvin Center is an important moment for all of us who work in and value the humanities. It is, to my mind, a major public acknowledgment that the humanities matter at the George Washington University.

PLEASE register for this event at! So far only one hundred people have registered. Send a message to our new president (who has his PhD in English) and to the Powers That Be here at GW that this event is pivotal to rethinking all to which our our university should aspire.

On a different note, I’d like to thank the thirty-five of you who participated in the Futures of the Field event on Friday. On behalf of all the faculty, I’d like to say how fortunate we feel to have such bright and engaged majors.

Jeffrey Cohen

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