Anna Deavere Smith delivers the 44th Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities
On the self-help career of grammarian Sherwin Cody.
On the life of Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.
On the creative life of Orson Welles.
On scholarly communities in the digital age.
On the cosmopolitan Benjamin Franklin.
On the composers of Cabaret and Chicago.
On the man behind the Grinch.
William M. Reddy has made a career of demonstrating how honor, love, shame, fear, and desire operate as historical forces.
On the life of Flannery O'Connor.
As a meteorologist for the United States Navy for more than twenty years, Kristine Harper is distinctly qualified to talk about the weather.
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Done with Tolstoy
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In studying the sea, we are returning to our beginnings.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
What accounts for Emerson's endurance as a writer?
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