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Articles with keyword "Literature"

Image of Thorton Wilder, January, 28, 1962


The Utterly Civilized Wilder

Despite global popularity, the enduring works of Thornton Wilder hold up to critical scrutiny.


The Voracious Pen of Thomas Carlyle

A young historian pours forth The French Revolution, blood and all, inspiring a generation of Victorian writers.

Portrait of Mary St. John Hutchinson


British Modernism’s Many Manners

The Bloomsbury group broke ties with Victorian ideals and reimagined British art.

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In Focus

Maryland’s Phoebe Stein Davis

Phoebe Stein Davis is determined to make the humanities relevant.

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Reading Into the Great Depression

Critic Morris Dickstein talks about the culture of the thirties and the demise of theory.

Leon Kass


Searching for Truth: From Genesis to Genotype

Jefferson Lecturer Leon Kass describes his journey from medical school to the heart of the humanities.


What Words Are Worth

In defense of the humanities.

Erik Jorgensen, executive director of the Maine Humanities Council

In Focus

Maine’s Erik Jorgensen

Erik Jorgensen, captain of the Maine Humanities Council.

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Proud Flesh

A recollection of Wallace Stegner.


Chaste Beowulf

From Making Sense: Constructing Meaning in Early English, a selection of papers on Anglo-Saxon and other medieval texts edited by Antonette diPaolo Healey and Kevin Kiernan and published