National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version

Spring 2004


Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 5:1, Spring/Summer 2004. Copyright © 2004 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


VADIMIR NABOKOV, my favorite twentieth-century author, was the most self-reflexive of novelists: he would have been delighted with our present enterprise, a discussion in the Forum for Honors devoted to the subject of Forum for Honors. The questions we are attempting to address, although they tend toward the self-referential, are important. Our journal has grown, evolved, and developed into something different than the admirable publication begun by Vishnu Bhatia and ably continued under the direction of Scott Vaughn. It is timely to pause, examine what Forum has been and is today, and, most vitally, what it should aim to become in the future.