AsiaNow Speaks with Michael K. Bourdaghs
Michael K. Bourdaghs (East Asian Languages and Civilizations), discusses his book, "A Fictional Commons: Natsume Sōseki and the Properties of Modern Literature," and what led him to research and rethink the fiction and literary theories of Natsume Sōseki, often celebrated as Japan’s greatest modern novelist.
Have we ruined Sex?
The Wall Street Journal
Agnes Callard (Philosophy) explores what philosophy can teach us about the value of reciprocated desire, and the significance of sex as the ritual that enacts that desire.
‘Somehow I failed to clock her magnificence’: was the world’s first literary hero a woman?
Jana Matuszak (Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) discusses why the ancient goddess Inanna might be the world’s oldest literary hero—older than Gilgamesh—the legendary warrior of ancient Mesopotamia.