Media Mentions March 2022

Media Mentions March 2022

The latest media mentions, quotes, profiles, and writings from Division of the Humanities faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Visit us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.

“Neubauer Collegium announces seven research projects for 2022–23
UChicago News
Edgar Garcia (English Language and Literature), Julie Orlemanski (English Language and Literature), Miller Prosser (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations), Ellen MacKay (English Language and Literature), Victoria Saramago (Romance Languages & Literatures) and Sharese King (Linguistics) have been awarded research grants for 2022-23.

“Generations of Influence: Celebrate women in classical music”
91.9 Classical KC
Augusta Read Thomas (Music) is among four composers who were featured to commemorate International Women’s Day.

“NEH Grant will help scholars challenge current views of Jews in the Middle East”
Penn State
Orit Bashkin (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) is among a group of scholars who have furthered the history of Jews in the Middle East and will publish a book with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“Talking the Walk: A Profile of Composer Augusta Read Thomas”
Guarneri Hall
Augusta Read Thomas (Music) discusses her practice as a composer and how she arranges information in the musical score for clarity and engagement, using drawings and adjectives.

“Indian art cinema gives us an ongoing resource to live through disorienting times: Rochona Majumdar”
The Hindu
Rochona Majumdar (South Asian Languages and Civilizations) discusses her recent book which focuses on the ideas of India both in pre-colonial and post-colonial times through the lens of cinema.

“How does U.S. Politics Work?”
Crowdcast
Agnes Callard (Philosophy) and Ezra Klein (New York Times columnist) discuss politics in terms of polarization, geopolitics, lifestyle choices, belonging, among other topics.

“Korngold Festival celebrates ‘forgotten’ composer’s Oscar-winning film work, ‘worthy’ opera”
Chicago Sun Times
Philip Bohlman (Music) discusses Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s influence and prevalence as a Hollywood composer, and UChicago’s collaborative festival to honor his work.

“Academy Museum Executive with Chicago Roots Looks to Celebrate Inclusivity in Cinema”
NBC Chicago
Jacqueline Stewart (Cinema and Media Studies) discusses how she will expand her training as a film scholar to a much larger audience in her role as the Academy Museums’ Chief Artistic and Programming Officer.

“8 things to do in Chicago this week: Spring Wine Walk, Korngold Festival and Labyrinth Hour Cabaret”
Chicago Tribune
The Korngold Festival, organized by University of Chicago’s Division of the Humanities, Music Department, Logan Center, and UChicago Presents among others, was mentioned as a great event offering this week.

“High-Difficulty Games Don't Have to Be Toxic”
WIRED
Patrick Jagoda (English Language and Literature) writes about the different levels of difficulty associated with virtual games and how difficulty can foster collaboration.

April 5, 2022