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Some students feel underprepared to study certain fields—especially those in the humanities—because they were not exposed to them in high school or lacked the resources to explore them on their own.
Soman S. Chainani ’01, author of the children’s fantasy trilogy “The School for Good and Evil,” spoke during Folklore and Mythology 128: “Fairy Tale, Myth, and Fantasy Literature” on Tuesday afternoon. He discussed his inspiration, which stems from using Disney conventions as a backdrop against which to build a new set of sensibilities in his fairytale-inspired novels.
Soman S. Chainani ’01 speaks during Professor Maria Tatar’s “Fairy Tales, Myth, and Fantasy Literature” class on Tuesday afternoon.
The universe of higher education often bemoans a "crisis" in the humanities, with supposedly dwindling numbers and few job prospects. At Harvard, humanities concentrators face a crisis of choice, attempting to balance their passions with factors like stability and employment. For Harvard graduates, the question is not so much whether you’ll get a job with a humanities degree—it’s where.
Sections for writing intensive courses in the English department now look to include 12 to 15 students—smaller than the 18 or so students targeted in most lecture courses.
The event’s headliners included U.S. Senator Edward J. Markey and Harvard English professor James T. Engell ’73.
The digital humanities initiative will expand to local television and will feature influential figures discussing poetry.
Prior to this summer's redesign of my.harvard, students had to solicit signatures for all from their academic advisers in person.
Matthew Battles talks about similarities in poetic style between works of different epochs as part of "re-verse: A Participatory Evening of Poetry." The event engaged with the metaLAB @ Harvard, an interdisciplinary teaching unit, and was part of the week-long Harvard LITFest.
Mary Dalton, a Canadian poet, reads various poetry selections from her body of work in front of an audience at Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall on Tuesday evening.
With 1,827 signatures as of Wednesday, the Harvard Teaching Campaign is making a final push for signatures on a petition that calls for a 12-student cap on section sizes before delivering it to administrators.