“The Use of Useless Studies” a colloquium with Zena Hitz

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Zena Hitz (Saint John’s College) referenced her most recent book Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (2020) from Princeton University Press. She helped us pose provocative questions about the kind of reading and learning we undertake in Directed Studies by suggesting that humanities readings are a good in and of themselves. The ensuing debate was strong and fierce!