Media Mentions April 2024

Media Mentions April 2024

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

Sakamoto - Art Is Long, Life Is Short
BBC Sounds
Michael Bourdaghs (East Asian Languages and Civilizations) reflects on Ryuichi Sakamoto's legacy by examining his music's intersection with postwar Japanese society, and his influence on global perceptions of Japanese music and art.

Why Do Millennials Feel Compelled To Write 'Lol' After Everything?
Anna-Marie Sprenger, PhD student in Lingustics, discusses how “lol,” a little word commonly used by millennials, is what linguists like to call a "discourse marker."

What Taylor Swift's cultural impact looks like to fans
NPR’s All Things Considered
Paula Harper (Music) discusses the launch of Taylor Swift’s latest album, "The Tortured Poets Department," unpacking Swift's cultural impact. Harper is currently co-editing a book on Taylor Swift and her fans.

Poetry of the Americas
The Roundtable Perspective
Rachel Galvin (English Language and Literature) discusses the importance of Latinx poetry, self-translation, and the shifting dynamics of how poetry in the Americas is viewed through translation.

Review: When Japan became modern: Meiji-era art and artifacts are now at Smart Museum
The Chicago Tribune
A review of the "Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan" exhibition, curated by Chelsea Foxwell (Art History) and Bradley M. Bailey currently open at the Smart Museum of Art. This exhibition offers a comprehensive display of artifacts and artworks from Japan's transformative Meiji era, a period of significant modernization and transformation in Japan, following its opening to the West in the late 19th century.

May 6, 2024