— David M. Perry (@Lollardfish) November 2, 2017
I’m looking forward to going back to Northfield today. I spent a year and a half there while writing my dissertation, a difficult and glorious time in my life. I struggled. I thrived. I wrote. I taught. I had brilliant encounters with students. I had challenging ones where I just didn’t know what to do.
Life is no less fraught now than then and I’m no more sure of myself, but at least I have a body of work to remind me what I think I think.
Image description: A picture of the world with the title STUDY HUMANITIES: Save the World over the globe. To the left is this text. “Over the past five years, David Perry has transformed from a mild mannered medieval history professor to a widely-published critic of police violence, anti-disability discrimination, racist appropriation of history, gun violence, and the literal future of the human race. His secret? A liberal arts and sciences education. In this lecture, Perry will use his own experiences to illustrate the power of the humanities to help us confront the most pressing issues of the day.” In the upper left, it says the place and time (CAD 305, Nov 2, 5:00)
So yes, St. Olaf, we have a lot to talk about.