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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An Epic Endeavor

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

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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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Protecting the Past

Three alumni discuss their careers in historic preservation.
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Two Perspectives on the Digital Humanities

With Steven Rings and David Schloen
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Past Text

Romance Languages and Literatures professors cite some of their influences