Literature

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Highlights

November 14, 2019

Professor Julie Crawford compares Othello & Julius Caesar

Can we still learn anything from these two Shakespeare classics?

Literature
December 09, 2019

Translating the Odyssey

Why translate the Odyssey and Iliad into English yet again, when there have already been almost seventy translations?

Literature
December 09, 2019

Montaigne on Judgment

Known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre, read this philosopher's ideas on judgement.

Literature
March 06, 2020

Professor Joanna Stalnaker on "To the Lighthouse"

Listen to Professor Stalnaker explore the different themes presented in Woolf's To the Lighthouse.

Literature
April 11, 2020

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.

Literature
March 30, 2020

Revisit the "Iliad" with Professor Kate Meng Brassel CC'06

Reread the #CoreMadness Favorite using this guide.

Literature
April 15, 2020

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.

Literature
June 24, 2020

Reading Recommendations based on Lit Hum Favorites

Looking to expand your #tbr list? Core faculty suggest books based on your Lit Hum favorites.

Literature
August 27, 2020

New Work on Racial Violence For Lit Hum

"To remain vital, Lit Hum must be open to change, contestation and debate..."

Literature
September 26, 2019

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.

Literature