Frontiers - Art

  • February 2009

    Commission Work

    Historian Mary Frances Berry’s new book looks back to ready readers for the next chapter in American civil rights.

    When asked by publishers if she’d be interested in writing a memoir about her years as a member and chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Mary Frances Berry declined. “People are always writing memoirs,” she says, “and sometimes I think it’s pretentious.

  • December 2008

    The Politics of Black Religion

    Historian Barbara Savage's new book examines tensions between faith and political activism in black churches.

    Growing up in the South, Barbara Savage was born too late to take part in the great movement that delivered the descendants of former slaves to what the Reverend Martin Luther King called the “Promised Land,” the racial equality that was their “rightful place in God's world.”

  • December 2008

    Beyond the Classroom

    College of Arts and Sciences students discuss their research projects at the 2008 Family Weekend Research Poster Session.

    Undergraduate research experiences take students beyond the classroom and allow them to actively learn how new knowledge is created. From the history of a black synagogue in Philadelphia to the effects of meditation on attention deficit disorder, this past year students in the College of Arts and Sciences have investigated a staggering array of topics.

  • October 2008

    Reconstructing a Roman Temple

    Graduate student Stephan Zink sees history rising from the ruins.

    Stephan Zink has spent the past four summers conducting fieldwork on-site at what remains of the Temple of Apollo on Rome’s Palatine Hill.

  • July 2008

    In ‘Toon with the Weather

    Grad student Roger Turner explores the surprising connection between comic books, military training and the TV weather report.

    While researching aviation’s role in the history of meteorology, doctoral student Roger Turner uncovered a surprising connection between comic books, military training and the television weather report.

  • February 2008

    The Evolution of Tragedy

    School of Arts and Sciences Dean Rebecca Bushnell’s new book reinvigorates a classic genre for today’s readers.

    In this season of film and television awards shows, critics and audiences usually devote the greatest effort to appraising the most serious dramatic offerings.

  • February 2008

    Writing from Photographs

    Images inspire essays in Paul Hendrickson’s creative writing course

    It's only a deceiving photograph if you don't look hard enough.

  • January 2008

    Feeling Backward to Move Forward

    Heather Love reclaims the darker aspects of queer history.

    Since she was a child, Heather Love, M. Mark and Esther K. Watkins Assistant Professor in the Humanities, depended on reading to be more than just a hobby.

  • January 2008

    Mock Me Gently

    Ralph Rosen's new book explores the dynamics of comic mockery and satire in Greek and Roman poetry

    The task of critical commentary on art and literature, observes classical-studies professor Ralph Rosen, is to explain the “negotiation between artist and audience … entangled in a messy web of fictions, truths and everything in between.”

  • April 2006

    Unlocking the Groove

    The producer creates the records.  The DJ spins the records.  The dancer dances to the records.