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Kazuo Ishiguro is a Big Deal, both capitals intended. Following his breakthrough 1989 novel “The Remains of the Day,” he’s kept it up over a career of over two decades with a string of bestsellers. You might remember his last, the heartwrenching “Never Let Me Go,” from its movie adaptation starring the equally heartwrenching Andrew Garfield. His new novel, “The Buried Giant,” is big even by Ishiguro’s standards: It’s his first in 10 years, and expectations are higher than Memorial Church’s steeple.
Professor Derek Miller plays a selection from “The Sound of Music” from his laptop and speaks about the relationship between lyrics and melody on Monday afternoon as part of the “Readings in the Parlor” series presented by the Department of English in the Barker Center.
Professor Derek Miller speaks about the semiotics of the song, "Do-Re-Mi" from the musical "The Sound of Music" on Monday afternoon as part of the “Readings in the Parlor” series presented by the Department of English in the Barker Center.
Now that everyone has frolicked sufficiently, snow days have become a time for learned contemplation. FM considers how students of various concentrations can best use their time off.
Administrators and planning committees at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences are continuing to outline broad goals for the eventual relocation of their school to Allston.
Former executive editor of the New York Times Jill Abramson came to Harvard last fall as a visiting lecturer and was originally slated to teach for one year.
Bercovitch, a leader in the field of American studies, died of cancer on Dec. 9. He was 81.
Daniel Albright, a professor of Literature, author of 16 books, and a former Guggenheim Fellow, died unexpectedly on Jan. 3. He was 69.
It’s Halloweekend, folks, and fuck if I’m paying for my own alcohol. Also, I spent my work-study money on lingerie, because this Halloween, I’m going as Molly Bloom. Molly Bloom, a character in James Joyce’s “Ulysses,” is a fierce bitch, and the novel ends on her “yes” of orgasmic affirmation. She is an artist and a badass motherfucker who eats sausages for breakfast.
Although implementation is just a series of approvals away, much has yet to be determined for Harvard’s first-ever dramatic arts concentration.
Breaking news: the dream of the ’90s is alive in our very own Barker Café. On Oct. 16, hipster Harvard students and professors were finally relieved of their pent-up anguish and at last given a quality coffee stop besides the distressingly mainstream Lamont Café or pricey Square establishments.