Faculty Seminar on “The Neighbor” 

Applications Due March 11, 2019

The Humanities Institute invites faculty to apply for a Mellon-funded, year-long faculty seminar on “the neighbor,” to be convened in the Fall Semester 2019. Seminar participants will discuss readings in humanities topics and methods, including critical, political, and social theory, as well as history, philosophy, law, literature, and film. Specific texts will be determined by the seminar’s collective interests, but relevant subtopics might include: the neighbor as the figurative crossroads of ethics and politics; the relationship of art, education, and gentrification; histories of segregation and racial redlining; and different forms of “the public” as they pertain to different communities of neighbors.

Faculty will meet once a month, throughout the academic year, and will receive a stipend for their participation. All full-time University faculty are eligible to apply. The seminar will be capped at eight participants. Faculty can apply for the seminar with a short paragraph which explains how their teaching and/or research interests coordinate with the seminar topic.

Applications should be sent to Humanities Institute Director, Dean Franco, francodj@wfu.edu, and are due Monday, March 11, 2019. Notifications will be made by April 1, 2019.