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2015

December 17, 2015

Justin Leidwanger, assistant professor of classics, talks about how treasure brings out rival claimants, commenting on the recently discovered Spanish shipwreck the San José.

December 16, 2015

Carleton Watkins' stereoscopes used to photograph Yosemite are house at the Cantor Arts Center.

December 14, 2015

Stanford's new minor in digital humanities, intended to combine digital tools with research and exploration of history, literature, languages and other humanities topics is featured in the article. Zephyr Frank, professor of history and founding director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis comments on the new minor.

November 29, 2015

Jindong Cai, associate professor (performance) in the Center for East Asian Studies, talks about how composer Ludwig van Beethoven's story matched Chinese ideals of perseverance and fit into Chinese culture.

November 26, 2015

Robert D. Crews, associate professor of history, points out how recent protests in Afghanistan signal a dramatic shift in Afghan politics.

November 17, 2015

Stanford professor, philosopher, and one-time welder Ken Taylor responds via NPR to Marco Rubio's characterization of philosophy, saying that the study of abstract thought serves us well regardless of our vocation.

November 13, 2015

Amy Freed's comedy, “Monster Builder” digs into the brain of a mega-architect whose postmodern steel and glass structures are a thinly veiled attempt at achieving world domination. 

November 11, 2015

The archaeology exhibition "From 'Curios' to Ambassadors: Changing Roles of the Daggett Collection from Tribes of the Lower Klamath River" is featured in the Del Norte Triplicate.

November 11, 2015

India’s Economic Times features an obituary of Stanford professor and eminent French intellectual René Girard.

November 10, 2015

René Girard was a professor emeritus of French and Italian.  Robert Harrison, also a professor of French and Italian, talks about Girard's religious stance in the obituary.

November 10, 2015

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, spoke about how the pivotal roles young people and women played in the Civil Rights movement, and how they could again. 

November 10, 2015

Stanford librarian who has helped grow the university’s Baltic Studies program receives an Estonian e-resident digital identity card.

November 5, 2015

Undergraduate Sarah Sadlier, a Stanford Humanities Center Hume Humanities Honors Fellow and the research assistant for the exhibition “Red Horse Pictographic Account of the Battle of the Little Bighorn,” is mentioned in the Los Angeles Times. (May require a subscription to view the full story.)

November 3, 2015

Analyzing Ben Franklin's letters, Stanford Humanities Center and historian Caroline Winterer tells NPR that he would have been an avid user of social media.

October 25, 2015

Stanford undergraduates enrolled in the English course “Novel Writing Intensive” are about to write a novel in one month.

October 25, 2015

KQED interviews Adrian Daub, Stanford associate professor of German studies, and Charles Kronengold, assistant professor of music, on their book The James Bond Songs: Pop Anthems of Late Capitalism.

October 24, 2015

Stanford professor of art and art history Richard Meyer is quoted in The Washington Post on art experts' perceptions of the nature of photographs by Robert Mapplethorpe, whose exhibit in Cincinnati twenty-five years ago resulted in an obscenity trial.

October 22, 2015

The Stanford Daily overviews Stanford’s undergraduate theater groups.

October 22, 2015

Janice Ross, professor (teaching) of theater and performance studies, is quoted in The New York Times on her presentation "The Hidden Erotic Body of Soviet Ballet."

October 20, 2015

Stanford is alive with the sound of music, including a cappella groups recruiting new members. However, knowing which group is the right fit can be challenging.

October 17, 2015

The Economic Times quotes Anna Schultz, Stanford assistant professor of music, on assisting with a project to revive "kirtans," call-and-response chanting performed in India's bhakti devotional traditions.

October 16, 2015

Professor of English Elaine Treharne, who co-directs the digital humanities minor and directs the program’s text technologies cluster, indicated that profound student interest in the field was one of the main reasons for the minor’s creation.

October 15, 2015

The Chicago Tribune quotes Jamie Meltzer, Stanford associate professor of art and art history, on IFC's mockumentary TV series "Documentary Now!" (Requires a subscription to view the full story.)

October 14, 2015

Palo Alto Online quotes Mark Applebaum, associate professor of music and mentor to Audrey Proulx, graduate student in computer science and at the Graduate School of Business who says the course Computer Science 147: Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction Design is helping her design music-sharing app with her classmates.

October 14, 2015

Stanford Professor of American History and director of the Center for East Asian Studies Gordon Chang appeared on an episode of the radio talk show BackStory with the American History Guys to discuss “yellow peril” literature and the historical relationship between China and the United States.

October 12, 2015

Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Stanford professor of English, was interviewed about her new book, Writing America: Literary Landmarks From Walden Pond to Wounded Knee, which looks at the process of how places shape writers and their work.

October 6, 2015

Dezeen quotes Stanford's statement on the new McMurtry Building, which houses the Department of Art & Art History and marks the third addition to Stanford's arts district in the past three years.

October 5, 2015

The New York Times cites Penelope Eckert, Stanford professor of linguistics, on how indexicality, the way that forms of speech entail social meanings, is quite flexible, and includes a field of potential indexical meanings.

October 5, 2015

The New Yorker quotes Marjorie Perloff, professor emerita of English and one of the most influential critics of experimental poetry, commenting on poet Kenneth Goldsmith.

September 30, 2015

The San Francisco Chronicle quotes Connie Wolf, director of the Cantor Arts Center; Liz Celeste, assistant curator and programming manager in the Department of Art and Art History; and undergraduate student Kevin Rouff, about the new McMurtry Building at Stanford.

September 28, 2015

SF Gate quotes Janice Ross, professor (teaching) of theater and performance studies, commenting on a recent performance by the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company.

September 28, 2015

Inside Higher Ed quotes Russell Berman, Stanford professor of German and of comparative literature and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, on the University of Southern California's new program, which provides a select number of recent USC doctoral student graduates in the humanities and social sciences with an opportunity to...

September 25, 2015

Linguist and computer scientist Dan Jurafsky decodes the language of food in an audio interview on KQED Radio, on his book The Language of Food, which delves into the history and mystery of foodie vocabulary.

September 23, 2015

Allyson Hobbs, assistant professor of history, contemplates in “The New Yorker” why Hilary Clinton does not evoke a similar type of excitement among voters as Barack Obama.

September 23, 2015

The Stanford Daily features an article about the Stanford Taiko team, which specializes in Kumi Daiko, a form of taiko that focuses on ensemble playing and requires this “communal art form” to create music.

September 22, 2015

The Stanford Daily features an article about the changes to the English core classes at Stanford.

September 21, 2015

Quartz discusses the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, whose creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How to provide authoritative, rigorously accurate knowledge, at no cost to readers.

September 18, 2015

Priya Satia, associate professor of history, discusses Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley.

September 7, 2015

Stanford English professor Shelley Fisher Fishkin is quoted in The New York Times, speaking about the way writer Erica Jong’s 1973 book Fear of Flying tackled topics traditionally seen as taboo for female authors.

September 1, 2015

Associate Professor of German Studies Adrian Daub is the co-creator of a fun quiz about songs in James Bond movies.

August 7, 2015

On the 70th anniversary of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Stanford professor emeritus of history Barton J. Bernstein writes about the only member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff who spoke against the targeting of Japanese noncombatants.

August 4, 2015

Through the Stanford Chinese Railroad Works in North America Project, Stanford professors Shelley Fisher Fishkin and Gordon Chang work to recover the history of the thousands of Chinese workers who came to the U.S. to build the Central Pacific Railroad.

August 4, 2015

Norman M. Naimark, a professor of Eastern European history at Stanford University, contributes his reflection on Robert Conquest's "groundbreaking, pioneering work.” Conquest was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford, moving to emeritus status in 2007.

August 4, 2015

Adam Johnson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and Stanford associate professor of English, speaks to The Wall Street Journal about his new short-story collection, Fortune Smiles.

July 30, 2015

Stanford historian and classics scholar Ian Morris explains why Augustus Caesar is considered amount the 10 wealthiest people in history.

July 30, 2015

Novelist references the Stanford digital humanities project “Mapping Emotions in Victorian London" in a discussion of the purpose and value of fiction.

July 29, 2015

New software developed at Stanford Libraries is allowing digital archivists to sort through thousands of emails in the electronic collections of prominent literary figures.

July 23, 2015

Stanford classics scholar Walter Scheidel weighs in on a  new DNA-based study of how many ancient Greeks were involved in colonizing Magna Graecia, or what is now Sicily and Italy.

July 23, 2015

In an interview for NPR's Fresh Air, Stanford linguist argues that women shouldn't have to change their voices to suit society.

July 21, 2015

Using a first-ever cultural comparison between Bay Area patients and others from India and Ghana, Stanford anthropology professor explains how voices heard by some schizophrenics show that what we believe shapes what we hear and how we feel. 

July 17, 2015

In an article on cryonics, tech and the quest for eternal youth, Stanford literary scholar Robert Harrison says “There is nothing more deathly, in a spiritual sense, than this war against death itself.”

July 13, 2015

Stanford classics and political science professor Josiah Ober addresses the current Greek financial crisis by looking to the country's ancient history.

July 10, 2015

Philosophy Talk was awarded a Finalist Certificate at this year's New York Festivals International Radio Program Competition. The New York Festivals World's Best Radio Programs honors radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks and independent...

July 9, 2015

On view now at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center, "500 Years of Italian Master Drawings from the Princeton University Art Museum" tracks the development of disegno in Italy from the 16th to the early 20th century

July 9, 2015

Stanford classics professor Ian Morris writes in the New York Times about finding insights into inequality by looking back to the end of the last Ice Age, 15,000 years ago.

July 5, 2015

Stanford history professor emeritus David Kennedy defends the portrayal of the the role of slavery in the Civil War in his co-authored textbook American Pageant amidst a debate over new social studies textbooks in Texas public schools.

July 2, 2015

Recent Stanford history grad writes about what today's police in San Francisco can learn about LGBT tolerance from Imperial Germany.

July 2, 2015

A feature on the recently formed Stanford Collaborative Orchestra (SCOr), a student-run ensemble that plays without a conductor.

June 30, 2015

Reflecting on his mentor's tough love teaching, Stanford French professor Dan Edelstein questions his own friendly style.

June 26, 2015

Stanford history professsor James Campbell weighs in on President Barack Obama's access, symbolically and rhetorically, to a tradition of black oratory.

June 26, 2015

Stanford history professor Richard White discusses how at the turn of the last century, industrial philanthropists made large donations to "justify great fortune and attempt to use that to control the direction of societal and cultural change."

June 26, 2015

In the wake of the Charleston shootings, Stanford historian James Campbell writes about the history of African-Americans and the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

June 25, 2015

The Braden Grant, launched in 2011 by Stanford Storytelling Project founder Jonah Willihnganz, introduces undergraduates to the art of spoken storytelling.

June 25, 2015

Stanford announced today that art historian Alexander Nemerov has been named the new chair of its Art & Art History Department. Nemerov will follow former department head Nancy J. Troy with a tenure that begins this fall.

June 25, 2015

Jeff Chang, Executive Director of Stanford's Institute for Diversity in the Arts, discusses the dark side of the Asian "model minority" myth.

June 24, 2015

Stanford linguist Penelope Eckert explains how pop-punk singer Tom DeLonge's phrasing comes from something known as "The California Shift."

June 23, 2015

Stanford Professor of History Joel Beinin discusses Egyptian television series, "The Jewish Quarter."

June 18, 2015

Summer means it's time for the annual Stanford Jazz Workshop (SJW), an internationally recognized camp for middle school through adult students, and the Stanford Jazz Festival, a series of related concerts on campus featuring many of the SJW faculty members and world-class performing artists. The events run from June 20 to August 8...

June 10, 2015

Stanford alumnus, UC professor and son of migrant farm workers Juan Felipe Herrera will be the next U.S. poet laureate. The Library of Congress announced the appointment of Herrera as the nation's 21st poet laureate for 2015 through 2016, beginning in September. Herrera, 66, whose parents emigrated from Mexico, will be the nation's first Latino...

June 6, 2015

Chinese Consul General in San Francisco Luo Linquan praised the historic restoration and preservation efforts of Stanford scholars who have helped create the Chinese Railroad Workers project.  

June 5, 2015

Henry Lowood, curator of the history of science and technology and of film and media studies at Stanford University Libraries, is mentioned in a discussion about Game Canon, a list of games under consideration for preservation in the Library of Congress.

June 1, 2015

Janice Ross, a professor of theater and performance studies at Stanford, has written a book about Leonid Yakobson, a Soviet Cold War choreographer whose work was experimental and groundbreaking.

May 26, 2015

Allyson Hobbs, associate professor of history at Stanford, asks us to remember the hundreds of black women who came forward when the federal government called for congressional hearings to investigate the Ku Klux Klan in 1871.

May 26, 2015

The Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project, run by Stanford, compiles photographs, archeology, and payroll records to offer a more complete history of Chinese migrants brought in to build the Transcontinental Railroad. 

May 20, 2015

The "East Bay Express" reviews the album, “Platform,” by Holly Herndon, a doctoral student at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.

May 20, 2015

Allison Akbay, associate registrar at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center discusses the digitization of most objects from center's on-site collection. Faculty, students and the general public can search a website to view high-quality images from the collection.

May 18, 2015

Richard White, professor of history, talks about how and why the country's railroad problems are so intractable. 

May 13, 2015

Professor emeritus of history, James J. Sheehan, reviews Peter Longerich's biography about Joseph Goebbels. 

May 11, 2015

The ProfHacker blog mentions Lacuna Stories, an annotation platform currently available for Stanford faculty.

May 9, 2015

Robert Moses, artist in residence at Stanford discusses his dance career and choreography.

May 8, 2015

The app leads visitors on an adventure in the Cantor’s Robert Mondavi Family Gallery for 19th-century American and European art.

May 6, 2015

Stanford Humanities Center external faculty fellow Stephanie Malia Horn discusses the migrant crisis in Europe and the conditions in African countries that lead to human smuggling on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny.

April 29, 2015

Stanford literature professor and Modern Language Association president Roland Greene talks with KQED Forum's Michael Krasny about whether courses focused solely on Shakespeare should be required in universities.

April 27, 2015

In an article by Leonard Cassuto, Stanford professors Russell Berman and Josiah Ober contribute to a discussion about how to provide coursework that effectively prepares humanities students for success in graduate education.

April 18, 2015

KQED's California Report features Stanford's new Player Piano Project, through which we can now hear performances by composers such as George Gershwin and Igor Stravinsky "live" thanks to rolls that captured their recordings.

April 15, 2015

Exhibition at Cantor Art Center presents provocative work by leading Middle Eastern female artists that illuminates the inner lives of Middle Eastern women

April 15, 2015

Stanford undergrad who brings together philosophy, mathematics and computer science is named one of the "30 Top Thinkers Under 30" by Pacific Standard Magazine. Maya Krishnan is currently a Hume Undergraduate Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center and was awarded a 2015 Rhodes Scholarship.

April 15, 2015

"Capturing Grace" documents an innovative project that partners dancers from the Mark Morris Dance Group with people who have Parkinson's disease. The Department of Theater and Performance Studies and the San Francisco Dance Film Festival have brought the film to Stanford.

April 14, 2015

Stanford to host fashion designer Zac Posen and Town & Country editor Jay Fielden in discussion for the latest installment of Fashion at Stanford.

April 14, 2015

Kenneth Taylor, Stanford professor of philosophy, comments on how the film "Memento" is a philosophical exploration of the nature of the self, and the role of memory in the making and unmaking of identity.

April 13, 2015

Estelle Freedman, professor of history, talks about why the movement against sexual assault started at elite colleges; the story also mentions a Stanford student who wrote about his experience of being coerced into sex by a woman.

April 13, 2015

Ram's Head Theatrical Society, Stanford's oldest student-run theater group, puts on a performance of the musical "Hairspray" that evokes civil rights issues in the 1960s and into today. 

April 13, 2015

In a new data-based digital humanities project, a Stanford University research group maps London's “emotional geography” by categorizing what feelings or sensations common settings convey in the novels of Dickens, Thackeray, Austen and 738 other mostly 19th-century authors.

April 10, 2015

Stanford French Studies scholar Cécile Alduy weighs in on the heightening conflict between Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front party, and her father and party founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen.

April 2, 2015

Rachel Smith, a Wallace Stegner Fellow, wries about the unusual story behind Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

April 2, 2015

In an opinion piece about French politics, Cécile Alduy, associate professor of French and Italian weighs in on “laïcité,” the strict, very French, version of secularism, as "a weapon against Muslim communitarianism."

April 1, 2015

"Promised Land: Jacob Lawrence at the Cantor" features work that showcases the painter's bold graphic style. Connie Wolf, director of the Cantor Arts Center, says the vivid colors of his paintings have been preserved in this collection. Historian Clayborne Carson has written an essay on Lawrence for the exhibition’s catalog.

March 27, 2015

"On the Nature of Things," the new dance work by choreographer Karole Armitage, features text by Stanford professor of biology and population studies Paul R. Ehrlich.

March 26, 2015

This feature story on Stanford d.school's use of design thinking mentions President John L. Hennessy as well as Michael Shanks, classics professor and Harry J. Elam Jr., vice provost for undergraduate education and professor of drama. 

March 26, 2015

James Campbell, professor of history; James Ferguson, professor of anthropology; and Ken Opalo, doctoral student in political science, are co-signers of an open letter that accuses American broadcaster "60 Minutes" of rendering Africans "voiceless and all but invisible" in its portrayal of the continent.

March 25, 2015

The upcoming performance at Bing Concert Hall of "The Demo," is a musical retelling of Engelbart's landmark demonstration of interactive computing.  Engelbart was a former researcher at the Stanford Research Institute.

March 24, 2015

Release.Restart.Review, a new literary arts anthology by and for Stanford students, includes poems, visual art, and both non-fiction and fiction pieces that address issues related to emotional well-being.

March 23, 2015

Stanford's archives on the attack of the luxury liner, the Lusitania, inspired author Erik Larson's new book, Dead Wake.

March 23, 2015

Stanford emeritus professor of philosophy John Perry explains how being a perfectionist can actually get in the way of getting things done. 

March 4, 2015

Tobias Wolff, acclaimed author and Stanford professor of English and Creative Writing, discusses performances of his stories by San Francisco theater company Word for Word in a Newsweek article on the performance group's new dramatizations of works by Alice Munro.

March 2, 2015

In a recent appearance on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasny, renowned writer and Stanford visiting author Joyce Carol Oates talks about her latest novel, The Sacrifice, and "engages readers in a contemporary dialogue about race, sexual abuse, and the nature of truth." 

February 27, 2015

The choir book used by Father Junipero Serra has returned to Stanford after being loaned for a major exhibition at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

February 26, 2015

The Washington Post reviews Like a Bomb Going Off, the new book by Stanford professor of theater and performance studies Janice Ross about Soviet dance choreographer Leonid Yakobson.

February 26, 2015

The Chronicle of Higher Education reviews the forthcoming book, The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece by Stanford political scientist and classicist Josiah Ober, in which he imports the tools of contemporary social science to answer big questions about the ancient world.

February 23, 2015

Stanford alumna (African and African American Studies ’07) and actor Issa Ray, who produces "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl,” brings her wit and wisdom back to Stanford.

February 21, 2015

Stanford professor in computer science Ron Fedkiw won an Academy Award for developing software that makes the art of destroying things look realistic in visual effects.

February 21, 2015

KQED features Stanford lecturer in art and art history Christian Jensen, who was nominated for an Oscar for his short documentary film "White Earth,” about the North Dakota oil fields.

February 19, 2015

Mellon Fellow Anne Austin writes in “Slate” about the state-supported health care that ancient Egyptian tomb builders had access to.

February 19, 2015

Clayborne Carson, Stanford professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, is quoted by “The Washington Post” on the similarities and differences between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

February 18, 2015

Henry Lowood, curator of the history of science and technology and of film and media studies in the Social Sciences Resource Group, discusses studying the final moments of EA-Land, a web-based version of the video game "The Sims."

February 16, 2015

Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science, examines how the language people use to describe a bad restaurant experience is akin to the language used to desribe personal trauma.

February 16, 2015

Clayborne Carson, professor of history and director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, suggests Malcolm X be remembered not just as a firebrand but as an inspiration to understand and be vigilant about liberties for all.

February 15, 2015

A recent study by Dan Jurafsky, professor of linguistics and of computer science, found that diners who left one-star reviews on the website Yelp adopted the same phrases as trauma victims.

February 14, 2015

Jonathan Figdor, humanist chaplain for Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) at Stanford, discusses  the AHA’s mission to build, educate and nurture a diverse community of atheists, humanists, agnostics and the non-religious.

February 14, 2015

Irvin Yalom, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, writes about responding to a request for a consultation to deal with writer's block.

February 13, 2015

Stanford lecturer Petra Dierkes-Thrun discuss integrating technology into comparative literature curricula.

February 12, 2015

The story mentions Stanford's degree in symbolic systems, a mix of computer science, linguistics, mathematics, cognitive science and philosophy.

February 10, 2015

The story features the work of UC Berkeley Associate Professor Scott Saul while he was a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center working closely with Stanford's Spatial History Project and Center for...

February 9, 2015

David Palumbo-Liu, professor in comparative literature, writes about interviewing Anita Hill, following her keynote speech at Stanford.

February 9, 2015

Cantor Arts Center's exhibit "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers From Iran and the Middle East" is reviewed.

February 7, 2015

Jay Kadis, audio engineer at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, talks about the subjective experience of listening to music. 

February 5, 2015

The history of a cappella groups at Stanford is discussed with a focus on the group, Talisman. 

February 4, 2015

"The Atlantic" discusses a recent Stanford study combining linguistics and biology that found that in most parts of the world, languages and genes occupy the same areas and even appear to have traveled along similar trajectories.

February 4, 2015

Stanford lecturer in art and art history Christian Jensen’s documentary short “White Earth,” about the North Dakotan oil fields, has been nominated for a 2015 Academy Award.

February 4, 2015

The new exhibit "She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World" at the Stanford Cantor Arts Center is the first in the U.S. to feature images of women taken by women across a wide range of Middle Eastern countries.

February 4, 2015

Stanford anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann is quoted on the place of prayer in religion.

February 4, 2015

The San Francisco Chronicle features the new exhibit at the Stanford Cantor Arts Center, “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers From Iran and the Arab World.”

January 15, 2015

Cantor Arts Center is noted for being the largest beneficiary of the recent Warhol gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

January 8, 2015

Russell Berman, professor of German and of comparative literature and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses how a new paper's findings that the job market for English PhDs may be even worse than people realize was very consistent with the recommendations of a Modern Language Association task force.

January 7, 2015

Michael Levin, lead researcher with Rebooting History at Stanford, speaks about preserving East Palo Alto's history.

January 7, 2015

The Interview guests include Richard White, Stanford professor of history, and Leslie Berlin, project historian of the Silicon Valley Archives at Stanford, on how past economic booms and busts have shaped the Bay Area.

January 6, 2015

The Douglas Menuez Photography Collection at Stanford University Libraries is cited in the article.

January 6, 2015

Erik Steiner, creative director of the Spatial History Project at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis Operations, writes about his findings from a coin-counting experiment that crowd wisdom is vulnerable to at least three major factors: skill, diversity, and independence.

January 5, 2015

Franco Moretti, professor of English and of comparative literature, discusses "distant reading," which now draws on quantitative methods.

January 4, 2015

The Cantor Arts Center received the largest of recent Warhol gifts from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which is ending its third and final round of a record-breaking program of donations.

January 2, 2015

Joan Ramon Resina, professor of Iberian and Latin American cultures and of comparative literature brings Catalonia's language, culture and literature to 21st century students while finishing a book on Catalonian journalist Josep Pla.