Tag: Stanford Humanities Center

Seven faculty members among the new Humanities Center fellows

by Kate Chesley on May 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Seven Stanford faculty members are among the 36 new fellows announced by the Humanities Center. Included in the new cohort are scholars in history, art, philosophy, music, linguistics and gender studies, among other humanities disciplines. “Fake news,” Andy Warhol’s New York, gender politics in Chinese culture and amateur brass bands in southern Benin are just… Read more Seven faculty members among the new Humanities Center fellows
British novelist Zadie Smith will speak at Stanford on March 7. (Image credit: Dominique Nabakov)

Novelist Zadie Smith underscores to Stanford students the importance of reading

by Bob Cable on March 11, 2019 2:28 pm
“For me, a writer is someone who reads,” the British novelist and essayist ZADIE SMITH told a group of Stanford students during her recent campus visit. “I’m a reading addict.” The author of such best sellers as White Teeth, On Beauty and Swing Time was on campus last week to deliver the 2019 Presidential Lecture in… Read more Novelist Zadie Smith underscores to Stanford students the importance of reading
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Stanford Humanities Center announces its new fellows

by Alex Shashkevich on May 20, 2018 10:51 am
The HUMANITIES CENTER has announced its new class of 33 fellows for the 2018-19 academic year. The scholars’ research topics include analysis of abstract medieval art, the redesign of American suburbs, the portrayal of war in Old English poetry, religious traditions in modern Egypt and the state of work and industry in Mexico and Kyrgyzstan,… Read more Stanford Humanities Center announces its new fellows
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Resisting tyranny with humor: Timely lessons from the 1500s

by Tanu Wakefield on January 26, 2018 12:15 am
GREG WALKER is the Bliss Carnochan International Visitor and a professor of English literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He studies late medieval and early Tudor literature and drama. His numerous books include, most recently, Imagining Spectatorship: From the Mysteries to the Shakespearian Stage (Oxford, 2016), co-authored with John J. McGavin, and Textual Distortion: Essays and… Read more Resisting tyranny with humor: Timely lessons from the 1500s
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New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research

by Alex Shashkevich on April 20, 2017 6:53 pm
Twenty-five undergraduate students will gather today, April 21, to talk about their research and creative projects during the Humanities Showcase on campus. The event will begin at 4 p.m. at the Stanford Humanities Center and will include short talks, a gallery walk with posters and several digital presentations, as well as creative performances by the… Read more New event recognizes undergraduate humanities research