Media Mentions

Media Mentions December 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

Pope.L, Provocative Performance Artist, Dies at 68
The New York Times
A tribute to William Pope.L 1955‒2023 (Visual Arts). "the impact of his work came less from the literal sense of its surface contents, which could be difficult to decode, than from its sheer intensity, and from his willingness to say and do things others wouldn’t. Especially when performing, he used his own bodily presence to shock viewers back into their own."

Pope.L, Daredevil Artist Who Invoked Heady Ideas About Blackness, Dies at 68
Art News
A tribute to William Pope.L 1955‒2023 (Visual Arts). "A 2018 profile of Pope.L that appeared in T: The New York Times Style Magazine said that he was 'inarguably the greatest performance artist of our time.'"

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
Medium
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.

Media Mentions September 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.

Ethnomusikologe: "Jüdische Musik war im Jazz besonders einflussreich"
Der Standard
Philip V. Bohlman (Music) discusses the history of migration and the lens of nationalism in Vienna and how it influenced Jewish cabaret culture. Der Standard recognizes Prof. Bohlman as a leading ethnomusicologist with expertise in Jewish and European musical culture.

Ben Lerner, a Poet/Novelist, Builds a Dream House of Words
The New York Times
Srikanth "Chicu" Reddy (English Language and Literature), reviews novelist/poet Ben Lerner's latest book "The Lights." Reddy analyzes Lerner's return to prose/poems, highlighting the multiple literary personalities in the book, and its use of the symbols and characters, verses, and conversations.

Agnes Callard Critiques Liberal Political Fictions at Lecture and Boasts Large Audience at Swarthmore’s Inaugural “Night Owls” Event
The Phoenix
At the inaugural "Night Owls" event at Swarthmore College, Agnes Callard (Philosophy) argued, among other things, that humans created political fictions to mitigate the trouble of living together. A modern-day example is the "liberalism triad" of "free speech," "fighting injustice," and "egalitarianism," which Socrates would have seen as invalid.

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