When a person makes a mistake in logical reasoning, does it matter how close they come to the mark or is wrong just wrong? Philosopher Julia Staffel investigates the differences between slightly and highly irrational thinkers.
In her eponymous television show, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is a college drop-out who couldn't find her place on campus. So, why do scholars find the series so thought provoking? Why is "Buffy studies" a thing? Wendy Love Anderson unpacks the common ideals behind the show and academia.
In a roundtable discussion, Jennifer Colten, Denise Ward-Brown and Michael Allen discuss their current exhibition, Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place, which reveals how the tangled web of social injustice, racial politics and neglect affected an African-American cemetery.
Between the two world wars, a new leftwing political movement took hold in Japan, driven partly by the Proletarian Film League, or Prokino. Film scholar Diane Lewis' book-in-progress, a social history of Prokino, maps its place in interwar Japan.
One hundred years ago, a protest in Petrograd (now St. Petersburg) sparked the Russian Revolution, which toppled a monarchy and eventually ushered in Russia's Soviet era. WashU undergraduate Hilah Kohen reports from Moscow on the observance of the centennial.
In his review of the documentary I Am Not Your Negro, scholar of African-American literature William J. Maxwell reflects on the relevance of civil-rights-era writer James Baldwin in the age of Black Lives Matter.
What can you do with a PhD and a passion for literature and literacy? This summer, PhD candidate in comparative literature Ena Selimovic will find out at workshop organized by Humanities Without Walls and the Chicago Humanities Festival.
Literary scholar Melanie Micir was shocked by the treasure she found while examining the papers of modernist writer Hope Mirrlees (above) and her other archival research. Micir’s study of forgotten writings and forgotten writers recovers a lost history of queer women’s contributions to the genre of literary biography.