Lectures in Catholic Experience Presents - Dr. Jonathan Malesic

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Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 7:30 PM  - 9:30 PM EST 
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Beyond Burnout Culture

Burnout has become the go-to term for describing our dissatisfaction with work. To break out of North American societies’ obsession with work, we need to rethink our assumptions about the relationship between work and the good life. In this talk, Jonathan Malesic, author of The End of Burnout: Why Work Drains Us and How to Build Better Lives will propose that we should ground our working lives in human dignity, compassion for workers, and a greater emphasis on leisure as a site of meaningful activity. He will show how these ideals are manifested in communities of Benedictine monks and religious sisters.

Jonathan Malesic is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York TimesThe AtlanticChronicle of Higher EducationAmericaCommonwealNotre Dame MagazineThe GuardianThe Hedgehog Review, and elsewhere. His writing has been recognized as notable in The Best American Essays four times and in The Best American Food Writing. His latest book, The End of Burnout (University of California Press), was selected as a best book of 2022 by Amazon and the Next Big Idea Club and is being translated into nine languages. He holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Virginia and teaches writing at Southern Methodist University and the University of Texas at Dallas. 


Jonathan Malesic
Freelance Writer


St. Jerome's University - Notre Dame Chapel, SJ1 Classrooms and Library Building
290 Westmount Road North Waterloo, ON N2L 3G3 CA
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Jonathan Malesic

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St. Jerome's University

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