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Junior David Dunning explores mathematic themes in the works of author David Foster Wallace.Blake Cole
Tennis ball trajectories are not often charted using parabolas—unless it's a David Foster Wallace novel. It's this exact combination of mathematics and literature that has always fascinated junior David Dunning, who aptly enough, is a double major in the two subjects, as well as a minor in philosophy.
A summer internship transports senior Suzie Connell into the thick of the Dreyfus Affair.Priya Ratneshwar
Amidst all the current hand-wringing over the potential death of print, it's hard to imagine a time when newspapers, posters and postcards could galvanize an entire country around an issue. But this past summer, senior Suzie Connell traveled to just such a period.
Department of History doctoral candidate William Kuby reveals centuries-old marriage practices that shed light on contemporary debate.Blake Cole
Personal ads, whether stuck in the back of a newspaper or posted on an online dating website, range from endearing to banal. Abbreviations like SWF have become ubiquitous in pop culture, even spawning movie titles.
Historian Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet's debut novel chronicles lives upended by the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War.Priya Ratneshwar
Music professor co-curates Smithsonian exhibit on the history of Harlem's Apollo Theater.Peter Nichols
A museum exhibit may not be the real thing, but with all sorts of genuine artifacts on display and plaques that explain their historical context and fit them into a story, it's certainly the next best thing.
Audio Q&A with American historian Thomas SugruePeter Nichols
English professor Charles Bernstein publishes book of selected poems.Peter Nichols
Charles Bernstein, the Donald T. Regan Professor of English, has been publishing poetry for 30 years.
Historian Stephanie McCurry tells how women and slaves drove old Dixie down.Peter Nichols
When the Confederate States of America seceded from the Union in 1861, its founding fathers reckoned that they could build a nation and fight a war while uniting the Southern population behind their cause. Most of “the people” were not consulted on the wisdom of their project. What the C.S.A.
Undergraduate Emily Belfer looks at how London theaters represented the enemy over two world wars.Peter Nichols
Senior Emily Belfer was casting about for a meaty topic for her honors thesis in history. She had completed the sequence of honors courses in junior year that prepares students to research and write a substantial, original paper. The subject matter should be something she cared about, she was told—something she would be eager to spend lots of time on.
A conversation with music historian Jeffrey Kallberg.Loraine Terrell
On March 1, the world celebrated the 200th anniversary of the birth of Fryderyk Chopin. He lived only 39 years, composed almost exclusively smaller works for the piano, rarely performed publicly, yet has remained one of the most popular of the Romantic composers.
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