Perspectives on Passion


Perspectives on Passion

Author Role

Edited by: Kathryn Griffith, Amanda Schader, Jenna Kapes, Nathaniel Leies, Jillian Mannarino, Morgan Day, Hope Martin, & Rachel Pietrewicz.

Contributing Author/Featured Speaker: Natalie Zemon Davis



They say that if you are lucky enough to do what you are passionate about, you never work a day in your life. However, it is also important to realize that passions change and transform over time. Engaging with this theme, our campus community will look critically at dedication, ambition, and discipline. Passion, with its Latin roots meaning "to suffer," has come to signify any intense emotion or desire. We might discuss what engenders one drive or desire, and not another. How is identity formed and reformed around shifting interests? As we all pursue our own version of success as well as purpose, this theme can illustrate the importance of seeking experiences that enrich us academically, professionally and personally.

Publication Date



Susquehanna University




Natalie Zemon Davis, author of A Passion for History and professor of history at the University of Toronto, will deliver the 2016-17 Common Reading Lecture on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. in Weber Chapel Auditorium.

Perspectives on Passion