Welcome. In these Conversation Pages, the Maxine Greene Center invites Members to initiate topics for conversation with those from various professions, including: Teaching Artists, Educators, Scholars and Researchers, and those from our wonderful Alliances.
Through inquiries into sociology, history, and especially philosophy and literature, Maxine Greene explores living in awareness and "wide-awakeness" in order to advance social justice. Her thinking about existence and the power of imagination have been brought to life through her study, academic appointments, essays and books. In her teaching, she desires to educate those who speak, write, and resist in their own voices, rather than mimic her ideas and language. We look forward hearing your voices here in these pages.
Please suggest and/or submit posts having to do with concepts and issues that impact and surround one or more relevant subject areas. We welcome all members to visit and engage in all conversations.
memories of maxine
Memories of Maxine
Aesthetic Experience excerpt from Blue Guitar describing aesthetic space works of art as privileged objects
Conversations with works of art
January 20, 2015
Encounters with works of art
We invite you to join the conversation by adding your comments observations, questions and interpretations of this photo by Gordan Parks entitled "Emma Watson and her Grandchildren" (1934).
August 27, 2014
aesthetic space, aesthetic experience
We are concerned, as members of The Maxine Greene Center, with having aesthetic experiences, inhabiting aesthetic spaces. The excerpt here, from Variations on a Blue Guitar, reminds us how to approach the world aesthetically, and of the value of works of art created for this kind of noticing.
Conversations with educators
Maxine's theories and philosophy on aesthetic education and social imagination are made clear in her many books, lectures and articles.
December 30, 2020
Students talk about aesthetic education and social imagination
June 18, 2020
Statement in Response
This is the place where we can hold a conversation about how social imagination can help us to imagine new ways of approaching systemic racism that is being brought to the fore.