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In 1955, English replaced Government as the most popular concentration among Harvard College freshmen. That’s right—back in the days before Sparknotes, hundreds of undergrads willingly signed up for English classes way before “Chick Lit” was even an option.
Composer, harpist, and performer of medieval music, Benjamin Bagby is currently touring the country performing “Beowulf” in its original Old English.
Professor Elaine Scarry discussed her new book, "Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom" Thursday.
The event, sponsored by the Harvard College Writing Program, allowed both author’s to tell the story of how they progressed from being students at the College to bestselling writers.
The English Department hosts a"Cupcakes and Soundbites" event during Advising Fortnight. Teaching Fellow A. Joseph McMullen wraps up a two minute discussion on the English Junior Tutorial.
Lines sometimes seem impossible Loved by bourgeois New Yorkers Might be first-date material for Harvard students Best when accompanied by alcohol Much ado about nothing
Once a month, a group of ten to 20 people push the shelves in the left room of the Harvard Book Store to make space for their discussion. They’ve just finished reading a book for the month’s meeting. The regulars exchange glances as they look around at the new faces.
The English Department seeks to grow its creative writing offerings, as student demand continues to grow. Two creative writing instructors have already joined the faculty this year.
“Clinical psychology and poetry are very different axes to the same ambiguous and complex human experience,” Tadmor says.
Keir D. GoGwilt, a postgraduate fellow, plays a song during Seamus J. Heaney’s memorial service at Memorial Church. Semuas J. Heaney, a former Harvard professor, won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature and passed away Aug. 30, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland.
Recently, national news outlets have declared a crisis of the humanities. But at Harvard, the plot gets more complicated. The challenges facing Harvard's humanities necessitate changes to course offerings far more than the core of the humanistic enterprise.
Wednesday’s launch of the Emily Dickinson Archive, a Harvard-led open-access website compiling hundreds of images of the poet’s surviving manuscripts, was supposed to be a celebration of successful scholarly collaboration. But a public dispute with Amherst College over control of and credit for the project has clouded the once-heralded launch.
Rebecca J. Scott discussed her book “Freedom Papers” at the Thompson Room in the Barker Center on Thursday afternoon. The event concluded the lecture series titled “Social Facts and Legal Factions” organized by the Hutchins Center.
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If you’re a sophomore, you’re probably freaking out about having to declare your concentration by mid-November (and by even earlier for some programs). To help you avoid picking the wrong one, Flyby compiled a cheat sheet detailing some possible areas of study.