Frontiers - Art

  • 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.

  • April 2006

    Chaucer Re-Embodied

    Ask David Wallace who a modern-day Chaucer is, and he’ll fold his hands in his lap, exhale lightly and explain.

  • 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.