New worlds on ravaged ground. Surviving Genocide.[...]
May|June 2018[...]
David Wallace on Chaucer, his world, and ours.[...]
In an excerpt from his new autobiography, Penn psychology professor Martin Seligman tells the little-known story of the American Psychological Association’s annual meeting in 1904, held at Penn. Its reverberations were profound—for Penn psychology professor Edwin Twitmyer and for American psychology.[...]
How to know? Understanding Understanding.[...]
Mar|Apr 2018[...]
Annenberg’s Al Felzenberg on his William F. Buckley bio.[...]
Emily Wilson’s translation of Homer’s epic has become a surprise sensation, a once-in-a-generation transformation of how English readers encounter one of the most iconic characters in all of literature. Fellow classics professor (and Odyssey aficionado) Peter Struck has some questions for her.[...]
Q&A with The Border author Steven Schafer G’00 WG’00.[...]
Jan|Feb 2018[...]
Novelist Colson Whitehead on The Underground Railroad.[...]
Lauren Smith Brody C’99 has advice for moms returning to work.[...]
Jo Piazza C’02 is figuring out this whole marriage thing.[...]
Thomas Childers’ The Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany.[...]
Nov|Dec 2017[...]
Two new books by Penn faculty explore how free expression on campus became so fraught and what to do about it.[...]
In film scholar Noah Isenberg C’89’s engaging investigation of “Hollywood’s Most Beloved Movie,” the lives of the émigré actors who made up most of the cast share the spotlight with the famous love triangle and wartime call to arms. Their stories also echo forward to our own era’s debates over the treatment of refugees and immigration policy.[...]
Sept|Oct 2017[...]
A new book examines crime and pragmatic politics in India.[...]
A producer tells the stories behind the story of a classic movie.[...]