This inspirative and hopeful collection demonstrates that the arts and humanities are entering a renaissance that stands to change the direction of our communities. Community leaders, artists, educators, scholars, and professionals from many fields show how they are creating responsible transformations through partnership in the arts and humanities. The diverse perspectives that come together in this book teach us how to perceive our lives and our disciplines through a broader context. The contributions exemplify how individuals, groups, and organizations use artistic and humanistic principles to explore new structures and novel ways of interacting to reimagine society. They refresh and reinterpret the ways in which we have traditionally assigned space and value to the arts and humanities.
Christine Henseler is a Professor of Spanish & Hispanic Studies at Union College and Co-Director of 4Humanities. She is the author of Spanish Fiction in the Digital Age: Generation X Remixed (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2011) and Contemporary Spanish Women's Narrative and the Publishing Industry (University of Illinois Press, 2003), selected a Choice Outstanding Title of the Year.