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Impertinent Questions

Melvin I. Urofsky

Impertinent Questions with Melvin I. Urofsky

On the life of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.

Marguerite Rippy

Impertinent Questions with Marguerite Rippy

On the creative life of Orson Welles.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Impertinent Questions with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

On scholarly communities in the digital age.

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Impertinent Questions with Alan Houston

On the cosmopolitan Benjamin Franklin.

James Leve

Impertinent Questions with James Leve

On the composers of Cabaret and Chicago.

Philip Nel

Impertinent Questions with Philip Nel

On the man behind the Grinch.

Image of Madonna and Saints with Two Cherubs (detail)

Impertinent Questions with William M. Reddy

William M. Reddy has made a career of demonstrating how honor, love, shame, fear, and desire operate as historical forces.

Brad Gooch

Impertinent Questions with Brad Gooch

On the life of Flannery O'Connor.

Impertinent Questions with Kristine Harper

As a meteorologist for the United States Navy for more than twenty years, Kristine Harper is distinctly qualified to talk about the weather.

Impertinent Questions with James I. Porter

James I. Porter has devoted his career to studying classics. His books explore the birth of tragedy, the role of aesthetics in Greek culture, and Greek and Roman classical traditions. We asked Porter to opine on Homer and the mortals and gods who fill his tales.