Joanna Stalnaker, Chair of Literature Humanities, Addresses the Class of 2023
Listen to her words of guidance to the newest class as they begin their Core Curriculum experience.
Students and Faculty Embrace Classic Readings, Modern Technology
Lit Hum remains about small groups of students reading and discussing books that have stood the test of time.
Excerpt from Don Quixote
“Look, your grace,” responded Sancho, “what you see over there aren’t giants—they’re windmills..."
Professor Julie Crawford compares Othello & Julius Caesar
Can we still learn anything from these two Shakespeare classics?
Translating the Odyssey
Why translate the Odyssey and Iliad into English yet again, when there have already been almost seventy translations?
Montaigne on Judgment
Known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre, read this philosopher's ideas on judgement.
Professor Joanna Stalnaker on "To the Lighthouse"
Listen to Professor Stalnaker explore the different themes presented in Woolf's To the Lighthouse.
Return to "The Decameron"
Do you suddenly have The Decameron on your mind? Look back at what this plague-time classic can offer us today.
Revisit the "Iliad" with Professor Kate Meng Brassel CC'06
Reread the #CoreMadness Favorite using this guide.
Core Scholar Allison Scott CC‘15 Reflects on Ovid
Allison creates an illustration to reflect the sadness in Ovid's Metamorphoses studied in Lit Hum.