Media Mentions March 2023
The latest media mentions, quotes, profiles, and writings from Division of the Humanities faculty, students, staff, and alumni. Visit us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook for more updates.
New project seeks to bring south Asian literature to western readers
Jason Grunebaum (South Asian Languages and Civilizations) will be co-leading the South Asian Literature in Translation project.Translations from South Asian languages account for “less than 1% of all translated literature published in the U.S. over the past 10 years." The goal is to increase that percentage, starting this summer.
Mr. Socrates Goes To Beijing
Review argues that Shadi Bartsch's (Classics) latest book Plato Goes to China: The Greek Classics and Chinese Nationalism explores how people in China have realized the importance that classical Greek political thought has in the West and have further developed an alternating love/hate relationship with it.
Fighting for Freedom with Philosophy: An Interview with A.J. Wendland
Blog of the APA
Agnes Callard (Philosophy), listed as one of the most influential philosophers writing today, participated in the "What Good Is Philosophy?" conference to raise the funds to establish a Centre for Civic Engagement at Kyiv Mohyla Academy.
Dr. Shadi Bartsch on Eastern vs. Western Philosophy
The Daily Stoic
Shadi Bartsch (Classics) discusses her new book Plato Goes to China: The Greek Classics and Chinese Nationalism, the controversial role that Greek classics are taking in China, the surprising similarities between western and eastern philosophical interpretations, and more.
Show Don't Tell
Agnes Callard (Philosophy) and Becca Rothfeld discussed "Should Writers Talk?" at the UChicago Night Owls. Read an excerpt of the transcript.
‘Plato Goes to China’ Review: When Ancients Serve Ideologues
Wall Street Journal
A review of Shadi Bartsch's (Classics) latest book Plato Goes to China: The Greek Classics and Chinese Nationalism questions three central points: the historical overview, the analysis on religion, and how Plato's thoughts on democracy were misinterpreted by Leo Strauss, and subsequently by his followers in China, contributing to China's modern political ideals.
In era of bitter division, what would Socrates do?
The Harvard Gazette
Agnes Callard (Philosophy) discusses today’s barriers to more honest and constructive discourse, seeking solutions through Socrates’ political philosophy, using refutation as a way to illuminate a subject through inquiry.
How Classics captured the Chinese imagination
A review of Plato Goes to China: The Greek Classics and Chinese Nationalism by Shadi Bartsch (Classics) highlights the influence that Plato had in China, from the age of discovery to the present; and how the Greek Classics were examined through time to better understand, implement, or undermine, the roots of the Western political system.
‘Home to Almost a Quarter of the World’s Population’
Jason Grunebaum (South Asian Languages and Civilizations) among other scholars and translators to lead the South Asian Literature in Translation project, aimed to bring awareness of the wealth and breath of South Asian literature to the publishing markets.
Print History: Print Historian of North India - Ulrike Stark
Ulrike Stark (South Asian Languages and Civilizations) featured in this article about her career path as a print historian, the discoveries, challenges and collaborations it has entailed, and her research, which focuses on modern Hindi literature, Indian education, and the social and cultural history of North India.
An Artistic Project: Portable Gray at Ten (Issues)
Article about the history of the Gray Center for Arts & Inquiry's Portable Gray journal. Several Humanities faculty members are mentioned, including David Levine (Cinema and Media Studies, Germanic Studies, and Theater and Performance Studies) who was the inaugural director of the center; Seth Brodsky (Music), current director of the center; Jessica Stockholder, Theaster Gates, William Pope L., and Leslie Buxbaum Danzig (all faculty in the department of Visual Arts); and Jacqueline Stewart (Cinema and Media Studies), former director of the center, who spearheaded Portable Gray with Bill Michel and editor-in-chief Zachary Cahill.