Leroy Searle’s undergraduate honors course called The Natural History of Reading culiminates this week in an interdisciplinary conference bringing together scholars from across the country to discuss reading, conversation, and the academy. This conference represents part Prof. Searle’s larger efforts to change standard discipline-specific conference model and find new ways to build productive academic communities working on foundational problems.
The description of the conference schedule, conceit, and participants appears after the break. The official schedule is not up yet, but will appear soon. I plan on making it to at least a couple of sessions. Hopefully, I’ll be able to take a greater role in Prof. Searle’s future projects.