Media Mentions May 2024

Media Mentions May 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

Augusta Read Thomas: Terpsichore's Box of Dreams
BBC Music Magazine
In this review, you can delve into the recent work of Humanities University Prof. Augusta Read Thomas, whose compositions manifest palpable energy, complexity, and an innovative approach to sound and form that marks her enduring impact on contemporary music.

What Every Student Needs to Read Now
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Martha C. Nussbaum (Law and Philosophy) recommends reading Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life by Sari Nusseibeh for its nuanced perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Nusseibeh, a philosopher and former president of Al-Quds University in East Jerusalem, advocates for cooperation and peace with integrity and reasoned hope, despite facing threats from both sides.

Population movements, language contacts, linguistic developments
Collège de France
Salikoko S. Mufwene's (Linguistics) lecture discusses the global spread and evolution of French due to France's colonial activities since the 17th century. These resulted in diverse dialects like Quebec French, Louisiana French, French Creoles, and African French varieties, influenced by different colonization styles, time periods, and population structures. The transmission of French through education or social immersion also affected its evolution. The formation of la Francophonie after African colonies gained independence raises issues about language coexistence and globalization's impact, especially the competition with English, in French-speaking communities.

The year of singing politically: The 68th Eurovision Song Contest 2024 Malmö, Sweden
Oxford University Press's Blog, Academic Insights for the Thinking World
Philip Bohlman's (Music) article critically examines the inherent political dynamics of the 2024 Eurovision Song Contest held in Malmö, Sweden, despite the European Broadcasting Union's stringent policies against political expression.

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