Philosophy professor John Doris blogs about his new book, Talking to Ourselves: Reflection, Ignorance, and Agency, which may leave you wondering just how much of your decision making is the result of your own calculation and how much is influenced by your "subversive unconscious."

In film and literature, Holocaust perpetrators used to be portrayed as easily repudiated monsters and sadists. In her new book project, humanities center Faculty Fellow Erin McGlothlin takes on the recent wave of humanizing depictions, such as in the film Shoah, that compel their audiences to acknowledge their complicated psychologies.

Sergio Pitol (above) has had a powerhouse career — winning two major Spanish-language literary awards and icon status in Mexico. But his work, including almost two dozen novels, memoirs and short-story collections, has only recently become available in English. Literary scholar and humanities center Faculty Fellow Ignacio Sánchez Prado attempts to explain why.

Wilmetta Tolivier-Diallo reflects on the Washington University African Film Festival as it launches its 10th year on Thursday, March 27 (through Sunday, March 29). She recounts walking storefront to storefront to hang posters in the first year, questions what an "authentic" African film is, and describes changes in the African film industry itself.


April 22, 2015

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April 23, 2015

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