Frontiers

Frontiers - Art

  • April 2006

    East Meets West

    Cinema studies and English professor Peter Decherney traces the relationship between the film industry and the cultural elite to show how movies became American.

    Tabloids keep us up to date on the frolics of glamorous stars and the backstabbings of ruthless powerbrokers in Tinseltown.

  • April 2006

    Death Delayed

    Classicist examines the tragic fate of living too long.

    “Why do I overlive?” Adam laments in Paradise Lost.

  • August 2005

    One Nation, Many Worlds

    Rick Beeman presents a unique overview of political culture and practice across the colonies on the eve of the American Revolution.

    In his study, The Varieties of Political Experience in Eighteenth-Century America, Beeman found that American ideals of democracy developed in a contradictory and decidedly undemocratic world.

  • April 2005

    Reading for Symbolism: An Ancient Tradition

    What do contemporary readers look for in a novel or poem, and just where can we trace the roots of those expectations?

  • April 2005

    Our Story

    Emeritus historian writes the human story from the Stone Age to today.

    Emeritus professor James Davis states up front the stark ambition of his latest scholarship, The Human Story: Our History from the Stone Age to Today.

  • April 2005

    History Professor Publishes Oxford Encyclopedia of Enlightenment

    Alan Charles Kors' work described as "an amazing scholarly and publication achievement.

    History Professor Alan Charles Kors has published his four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Enlightenment, a work that history chair Jonathan Steinberg describes as "an amazing scholarly and publication achievement."

  • April 2003

    Useful and Ornamental

    New book looks at cultivating gardens and the self

    Can human nature benefit from cultivation?