Podcast: Seton Hall University. A History, 1856-2006 with Dermot Quinn, Ph.D.

We are happy to announce the latest installment of the University Libraries podcast series entitled: Zet Forward. This podcast entitled: “Seton Hall University. A History, 1856-2006,” with guest scholar Dr. Dermot Quinn.

This podcast features Professor of History, Dr. Dermot Quinn who has an extensive knowledge of Catholic, Irish-American, and University History has produced a volume honoring the multi-layered and significant aspects that have been a part of our educational institution over the last century plus.

As his publisher noted: “In this vivid and elegantly written history, Dermot Quinn examines how Seton Hall was able to develop as an institution while keeping faith with its founder’s vision. Looking at the men and women who made Seton Hall what it is today, he paints a compelling picture of a university that has enjoyed its share of triumphs but has also suffered tragedy and loss. He shows how it was established in an age of prejudice and transformed in the aftermath of war, while exploring how it negotiated between a distinctly Roman Catholic identity and a mission to include Americans of all faiths.

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You can find this podcast at: Podcast @ Seton Hall University.

Zet Forward is a podcast to celebrate authors and other individuals who are involved with projects for the benefit of Seton Hall University and the wider world.  The series began in February of 2022.

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Zet Forward University Libraries Podcast – Dr. James Daniel, Anti-Capitalist Composition

Episode 7: Toward an Anti-Capitalist Composition with Dr James Daniel

We are happy to announce the newest episode of the University Libraries podcast series, Zet Forward, dropped in November. In the episode, Gerry Shea, Communication Librarian at Walsh Library, talks with Dr. James Daniel from the English Department about his book “Toward an Anti-Capitalist Composition.” The book argues that capitalism is responsible for the entangled catastrophes of the twenty-first century, and that it must accordingly become a central focus in the teaching of writing. Daniel calls for an ambitious re-imagining of composition as a discipline opposed to capitalism’s excesses.

Dr. Daniel is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of Basic Writing and Assessment in the English Department at Seton Hall University. His research theorizes how the writing classroom can valuably explore issues of precarity, economic inequality, and workers’ rights.

You can find the podcast at Zet Forward. Please check it out when you have time.

Zet Forward is a podcast to celebrate authors and other individuals who are involved with projects for the benefit of Seton Hall University and the wider world. The series began in February of 2022.

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