The New Frankenstein: A Glimpse of the Horrible Fate in Store for Jeff Davis at the Hands of the Monster Rebellion, by Henry Louis Stephens, appears on the cover of Christopher Freeburg’s book examining Melville and race.

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The Idea of Black Culture


Christopher Freeburg on Melville, aesthetics, inner life, and Black Lives Matter.

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Crossing Borders


Romance Languages and Literatures assistant professors span centuries and disciplines.

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salc at 50

An Epic Endeavor


As SALC turns 50, a Sanskrit translation gains new life.

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Past Text


Romance Languages and Literatures professors cite some of their influences
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Protecting the Past


Three alumni discuss their careers in historic preservation.
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Mathews Ngwenya at his Place in Sherwood Heights, Smit Street, by South African photographer Guy Tillim, exemplifies the postapartheid photography Leslie Wilson is studying.

Ideas in Action


Graduate students raise understanding of political movements—and save lives.
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Spectrogram by Steven Rings

Two Perspectives on the Digital Humanities


With Steven Rings and David Schloen