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The humanities teach us to question the world around us in order to better understand our place within it. In the humanities, we seek to understand the nuances of cultural issues, to interpret human experience, and to appreciate the power of words and ideas. By studying humanities, we broaden our historical, ethical, social and international perspectives while enhancing ourselves intellectually and creatively.

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Stage Clowns

Season 3, Episode 11 - Stage Clowns

In continuation of the celebration of National Humor Month, Richard Preiss, associate professor of English and author of “Clowning and Authorship in Early Modern Theatre,” discusses the origins of stage clowns – their purpose, their tactics and how their roles changed with Shakespeare. Read the Transcript

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The Collected Works of Walter Pater Vol. VIII Classical Studies Edited by Matthew Potolsky

The Collected Works of
Walter Pater
Volume VIII - Classical Studies

Edited by Matthew Potolsky

Land and Literature

Land and Literature in a
Cosmopolitan Age

Vincent P. Pecora

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Regional Literature and the Transmission of Culture: Chinese Drum Ballads 1800-1937

Margaret B. Wan

Many Mouths: The Politics of Food in Britain from the Workhouse to the Welfare State by Nadja Durbach

Many Mouths: The Politics of Food in Britain from the Workhouse to the Welfare State

Nadja Durbach

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