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Going Public: Reimagining the PhD

Going Public: Reimagining the PhD

By The Simpson Center for the Humanities

Welcome to Going Public, a podcast dedicated to exploring public scholarship and publicly-engaged teaching in the humanities. Since 2015, two successive Andrew W. Mellon funded grant initiatives under the name "Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics: Catalyzing Collaboration" have supported public scholars at the University of Washington. The episodes of Going Public consist of interviews with Mellon-supported public scholars after they have launched their projects or taught their public-facing seminars. Explore the seminars and projects at: www.simpsoncenter.org/goingpublic.
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Ep. 5: Jesse Oak Taylor on "Dwelling Critically: Ecocriticism and Public-Facing Writing"
Ep. 5: Jesse Oak Taylor on "Dwelling Critically: Ecocriticism and Public-Facing Writing"
In this episode of Going Public, Professor Jesse Oak Taylor (English, University of Washington, Seattle) explores the difference between ecocriticism and environmental humanities, the value of public-facing writing, and the payoff of experimentation in doctoral education. Episode Transcript, Sample Syllabi, and the Going Public Archive: https://simpsoncenter.org/podcasts/dwelling-critically View Taylor's Seminar and Syllabus for "Ecocriticism: A Seminar in the Public Humanities": https://simpsoncenter.org/reimagining-phd-seminar/ecocriticism-seminar-public-humanities
36:47
November 28, 2022
Ep. 4: Janice Moskalik on "The Questions We Keep Coming Back To: Pedagogy and Philosophy for Children"
Ep. 4: Janice Moskalik on "The Questions We Keep Coming Back To: Pedagogy and Philosophy for Children"
In this episode of Going Public, Janice Moskalik considers the challenges and rewards of working in the K-12 context, the importance of adaptability in both philosophy and publicly-engaged work, and the relationship between building trust and taking risks. Episode Transcript, Sample Syllabi, and the Going Public Archive: https://simpsoncenter.org/podcasts/questions-we-keep-coming-back
25:07
October 28, 2022
Ep. 3: Colin Marshall and Ian Schnee on “Philosophers Are Very Trained at Tuning Things Out: Philosophy and Its Publics”
Ep. 3: Colin Marshall and Ian Schnee on “Philosophers Are Very Trained at Tuning Things Out: Philosophy and Its Publics”
In this episode of Going Public, Professors Colin Marshall and Ian Schnee (Philosophy, University of Washington, Seattle) discuss the work of collaboration, both between students and between faculty, responsiveness to the contemporary moment in the classroom and beyond, and philosophy as a public practice. Episode Transcript, Sample Syllabi, and the Going Public Archive: https://simpsoncenter.org/podcasts/philosophers-are-very-trained-tuning-things-out View Marshall and Schnee's Seminar and Syllabus for "The Psychology of Persuasion and Conspiracy Theories": https://simpsoncenter.org/reimagining-phd-seminar/psychology-persuasion-and-conspiracy-theories
32:23
September 28, 2022
Ep. 2: C. R. Grimmer on “Not Just Wishful Thinking: Public Scholarship and Activism”
Ep. 2: C. R. Grimmer on “Not Just Wishful Thinking: Public Scholarship and Activism”
In this episode of Going Public, C. R. Grimmer explores how to work collaboratively and reciprocally with students, the intersections of social media and public scholarship, and hope as a call to action through their project, The Poetry Vlog (TPV). The Poetry Vlog (TPV) is a YouTube teaching channel and podcast dedicated to building social justice coalitions through arts, higher education, and pop culture dialogue. Two primary questions undergird TPV: What do poets teach us about how to engage in Public Scholarship through Digital Humanities network tools? How do we support historically under-represented poets’ increased circulation online while foregrounding concerns about historical erasure and market logics behind representation in pop culture? At its core, TPV is an education project and platform that responds to these questions by centering marginalized voices and making higher education and arts discussions open access and accessible. Episode Transcript, The Poetry Vlog (TPV) Samples, and the Going Public Archive: https://simpsoncenter.org/podcasts/not-just-wishful-thinking C. R. Grimmer's project, The Poetry Vlog (TPV): https://simpsoncenter.org/reimagining-phd-project/thepoetryvlog
32:54
September 28, 2022
Ep. 1: Richard Watts on "Activating the Risk of Failure: Translation as Public Scholarship"
Ep. 1: Richard Watts on "Activating the Risk of Failure: Translation as Public Scholarship"
In this episode of Going Public, Professor Richard Watts (French & Italian Studies, University of Washington, Seattle) explores the role of failure in publicly engaged scholarship and teaching, the imperatives of departmental transformation, and, of course, translation as a public practice. Episode Transcript, Sample Syllabi, and the Going Public Archive: https://simpsoncenter.org/podcasts/ep-9-richard-watts-activating-risk-failure View Watt's Seminar and Syllabus for "Translation and its Publics": https://simpsoncenter.org/reimagining-phd-seminar/translation-and-its-publics
32:08
September 26, 2022