Media Mentions November 2023

Media Mentions November 2023

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

How Do Humanities Majors Fare in the Work Force?
The Chronicle of Higher Eductaion
New data from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences shows that most humanities majors are employed, and their earnings are comparable to or better than the salaries of workers who majored in most non-humanities fields.

Art and Life
New York Review Of Architecture
Kate Wagner (Art History) reviews A.V. Marraccini’s new book We the Parasite, a treatise-cum-memoir on criticism. She contends that Marraccini's criticism is a process of succumbing into the critical subject as opposed to taking distance.

I Can’t Hate This Like I Want To: On Newberry’s Seeing Race Before Race Exhibit
A review of the exhibition "Seeing Race Before Race," co-curated by Noémie Ndiaye (English Language and Literature). “Seeing Race Before Race” at The Newberry lauds its content. The exhibit is open to the public through December 29, 2023.

Martha C. Nussbaum: Questions for the legal scholar, philosopher, and public intellectual
UChicago Magazine
Martha C. Nussbaum (Philosophy) responds to questions presented by UChicago Magazine.

Scholars at Risk offers threatened academics a place to rebuild their lives and continue their work
UChicago Magazine
This article mentions Daniel Morgan (Cinema and Media Studies), and Christine Mehring (Art History) who worked with UChicago units, affiliates, and with the Scholars at Risk (SAR) network in order to help Fazel Ahadi, an Afghan film scholar threatened by the Taliban, find a temporary academic position at UChicago. Founded in 1999 at UChicago, SAR is a U.S.-based international network of academic institutions organized to support and defend the principles of academic freedom and to defend the human rights of scholars around the world.

“The Poet of the Information Desk” 
Metropolitan Museum, Art’s Perspectives
Robyn Schiff (English Language and Literature, Creative Writing Program), featured in this video, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Perspectives series. Schiff returns to The Met to read from her poem, Information Desk: An Epic in which she recounts what it was like to work at the Museum while establishing herself as a young writer. 

Aquiver with Significance: On Robyn Schiff’s “Information Desk”
Los Angeles Review of Books
Review of Robyn Schiff's (English Language and Literature, Creative Writing Program) recent book Information Desk: An Epic (see book cover above).

Confessions of a Met Museum Info Desk Worker
Review of Robyn Schiff's (English Language and Literature, Creative Writing Program) "Robyn Schiff’s Information Desk: An Epic answers questions readers never knew they had."

Three Poetry Books That Take the Measure of Life, and Death
The New York Times
Robyn Schiff (English Language and Literature, Creative Writing Program) listed among three poets whose recent books contend with the creative impulse and the human condition.

9 New Books We Recommend This Week
The New York Times
Robyn Schiff's (English Language and Literature, Creative Writing Program) recent book Information Desk: An Epic among 9 books in the Editors' Choice list for the week of November 2, 2023.

I Teach the Humanities, and I Still Don’t Know What Their Value Is
The New York Times
In this op-ed, Agnes Callard (Philosophy), discusses how defending the value of the humanities goes against the spirit of inquisitiveness that is intrinsic to the humanities, and how questioning and defining that value, without thinking that we already have all the answers, is worthwhile.

UChicago class takes students on Chicago River
UChicago News
Stephanie Soileau (English Language and Literature) took a group of UChicago students on an experiential learning kayak trip on the Chicago River as part of the new creative writing course “Intro to Genres: The River’s Running Course.”

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December 5, 2023