Texts and Issues Proposal Form

The Paideia Endowment Governing Board invites members of the Luther College community to propose presentations on the theme "Journeys and Hospitalities."

This lecture series will explore the spirit of welcoming hospitality in response to challenges and opportunities, past and present. As always, we hope participants will address the theme from the perspective of a wide variety of texts drawn from the arts, sciences, and humanities.

  • What constitutes hospitality?  What are the dynamics between guests and hosts?
  • What are the risks and rewards of practicing hospitality?
  • What do, or would, models of individual or collective hospitality look like?
  • Is hospitality a misguided approach to conflicts and controversies?
  • How might hospitality figure into questions of college campus and classroom interactions?
  • How does attention to hospitality illuminate a particular text or texts?
  • What role can hospitality play in the experiences of journeying abroad?

Proposals for lectures, debates, artistic performances, panel discussions, faculty/student collaboration and other presentation formats are welcomed.  Participants will typically offer a 40-45 minute presentation followed by questions and responses from the audience. A small honorarium will be awarded to participants who submit a manuscript of their presentation for possible publication in Agora: The Liberal Arts at Luther College.

Please submit a tentative presentation title and a brief proposal (250-500 words) by Friday, April 13, 2018.

For further information, contact members of the Paideia Governing Board: Rebecca Sullivan, Angela Kueny, Andy Hageman, Anna Peterson, Mike Garcia, and Kevin Kraus. 




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