Feb. 2: The End of Burnout A Conversation with Author Jonathan MalesicNovember 2, 2021 By Event Details Date: Wednesday, Feb 2nd, 2022, 12:00 pm Categories: Collegeville Connections Tags: Collegeville Connections How can we overcome burnout culture and find moral significance in our lives beyond work? Join Collegeville Connections for a conversation with author Jonathan Malesic about his new book The End of Burnout. Through research on the science, culture, and philosophy of burnout, Malesic explores the gap between our vocation and our jobs, and between the ideals we have for work and the reality of what we have to do. He eschews the usual prevailing wisdom in confronting burnout (“Learn to say no!” “Practice mindfulness!”) to examine how our jobs have been constructed as a symbol of our value and our total identity. He argues that can look to communities of monks, intense hobbyists, and artists with disabilities to see the possibilities for resisting a “total work” environment and the paths to recognizing the dignity of workers and nonworkers alike. Wednesday, February 2, 2022 12 – 1 PM, Central Time Did you miss this event? Watch the recording below: Jonathan Malesic is an essayist, journalist, and scholar whose writing has been recognized as notable in Best American Essays (2019, 2020, 2021) and Best American Food Writing (2020) and has received special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology (2019). His work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Republic, Washington Post, America, Commonweal, Notre Dame Magazine, The Hedgehog Review, The Point, Chronicle of Higher Education, and elsewhere. He has been the recipient of major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Louisville Institute. His first book, Secret Faith in the Public Square, won a ForeWord INDIES gold medal for the religion category (2009). His new book, The End of Burnout, will be published by University of California Press in January 2022. He lives in Dallas.