The Humanities Program brings world-class scholars and undergraduates together in pursuit of fundamental insights into the human condition as they arise in literature, the arts, history, philosophy and the sciences. More….


June 25, 2018
“History, at least in its state of imaginary perfection, is a compound of poetry and philosophy.” -Macaulay.  What does it mean to feel like you are living through history?
Jacques-Emile Blanche, Portrait of Marcel Proust, 1892
June 16, 2018
 “The only paradise is a lost paradise.” A close reading (in English) of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, “Remembrance of Things Past”, with emphasis upon major themes…
•	Salvador Dalì, Illustration of Montaigne’s essay “On Vanity”, 1946
June 15, 2018
This course will offer a close reading of the Essays by Michel de Montaigne (1533-92), which is commonly considered a classic text of European early modernity.
Professor Martin Hagglund
April 13, 2018
Martin Hagglund, Professor of Humanities and Comparative Literature and Chair of the Comparative Literature Department, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the...

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