Center for Global Humanities Lecture/Seminar Series

The Dumbest Generation: Young Americans in the Digital Age

WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion
Portland Campus
Mark Bauerlein
Free and open to the public

As the tidal wave of social media engulfs teens and 20-year-olds, the moral and intellectual formation necessary to mature adulthood is increasingly jeopardized. We are living in an age in which debate and conversation are deteriorating into cheap jibes and rancor and cliches, just what we find in the comment rolls on YouTube videos. The instruction to be gained from great books and art is losing out to the mores of gossip and ridicule and youth culture conformity. Professor Bauerlein will outline these trends and propose ways of surviving them.


WCHP Lecture Hall in Parker Pavilion
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
United States

Mark Bauerlein lectures at the Center for Global Humanities

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