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New Humanities courses begin this fall!

June 1, 2014

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Program is excited to introduce two new 200-level courses in 2014-15. For a look at syllabi for all our 2014-15 classes and answers to questions you may have about the program, please check out our website. Fall course offerings--open to all students--include Humanities 103 (Texts and Contexts of the Ancient World) and Humanities 203 (Manifestos, Movements, and Terrorism).

Professor Engel to publish with Cambridge University Press

December 4, 2013

Humanities professor Bill Engel, author of five books on intellectual history and literary studies, has a new book contract with Cambridge University Press for The Renaissance Arts of Memory: An Archival Companion of Images and Texts.

The new Humanities program launches this fall!

June 11, 2013

Sewanee’s Humanities faculty spent the week after graduation engaged in intensive planning and reexamination of the interdisciplinary Humanities program. We’re excited about our new program offerings! Explore this website for more information (and a sneak peek at syllabi for 2013-14).

Engel at Work on New Publication

April 6, 2011

Professor Engel

Humanities professor Bill Engel, author of five books on intellectual history and literary studies, has a new book at press about the debt that major figures of the American Renaissance, such as Melville and Poe, owe to medieval and baroque aesthetics. Oxford literary critic Emma Smith recently commented on Bill's latest work, Chiastic Designs in English Literature (2009): "Engel's critical vocabulary comes from Cassirer and Panofsky, and his aesthetic categories from Virgil, Ovid, and Aristotle." We all anxiously await Bill's latest project.

Professor Irvin Presents Paper In Italy

July 26, 2010

Matthew Irvin received a Lindsay Young Regional Visiting Faculty Fellowship at the University of Tennessee, participated in the NEH "Ritual and Ceremony from Late Medieval Europe to Early America" Institute at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, and presented a paper entitled, "Augustine's and Chaucer's Dido: Pudor and Pity in the "Legend of Dido" at the 17th Biennial New Chaucer Society Congress in Siena, Italy. His article, "Genius and Sensual Reading in the Vox Clamantis" is forthcoming in "John Gower, Trilingual Poet: Language, Translation and Tradition", edited by Elizabeth Dutton, John Hines, and R.F. Yeager, part of the series, Westfield Medieval Studies, published through Queen Mary University and D.S. Brewer.

Professor McCarter Researches Roman Poetry

July 18, 2010


To aid in her research of the Roman poets Horace and Statius, McCarter spent the month of June exploring the ruins of Greece with her husband, fellow Classical Languages Professor Daniel Holmes.

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