Seeing All That is In Between

Recently, I read Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me. Coates writes about the realities of his life as a black man in America, and he manages to do so in ways that are both deeply personal and specific while also helping readers to see that his experience is not singular. The book is in the form of a letter to his son, lending it a type of intimacy and honesty that we often can…

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2015 – 2016 Events Calendar is up!

  We’re looking forward to a great series of events again this year!  Our theme for this year is Power and The Humanities! #humgoespow Be sure to join us for the kick-off:  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 6:00 PM Humanities House Welcome Back BBQ Come celebrate the beginning of a new year, and learn about more about the Humanities at Drury!  

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A Summer of Global Conflict and The Value of a Liberal Arts Education

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I’ve spent this summer revising my book project. It focuses on the character of the lawyer in Victorian novels, but it engages with larger conversations having to do with the relationship between individuals and state institutions, and England’s long slow march from operating under feudal principles to its existence as a modern state. As I write about nineteenth-century England, from the comfort of home, I feel like I am also watching the world explode around…

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