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Aspiring television screenwriters find creative outlets outside academics
Film

Escaping the Static

Harvard students hoping to follow in the footsteps of small-screen greats find creative outlets in extracurriculars

Aspiring television screenwriters find creative outlets outside academics
Film

Aspiring television screenwriters find creative outlets outside academics

Aspiring television screenwriters find creative outlets outside academics

Books

Novelist Irving Brings Humor to Morris Gray Lecture

“To find a novelist with such nuance and precision, one would perhaps need to return to Dickens or James.”

Theater

Breaking the Illusion

Theater confronts philosophical issues of artistic representation.

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Theater confronts philosophical issues of artistic representation

Libraries

English Department May Cut Library Hours

The English Department is considering closing or reducing the hours of its departmental library on Widener’s third floor in an effort to cut departmental spending.

Books and Bytes
Radcliffe Institute

Books and Bytes

Scholars at Harvard and beyond investigate how writers and readers are adapting to the digital age.

English

English Department Begins Search

The English department on Tuesday voted unanimously to begin the search for a tenure-track professor of contemporary American literature who specializes in Asian-American studies.

College

The Ivy: Yet Another Harvard Novel

Given the preponderance in recent years of the Harvard tell-all—Keith A. Gessen’s ’97 All the Sad Young Literary Men, Nick McDonnell’s '06-'07 An Expensive Education, Ross G. Douthat’s ’02 (non-fictional) Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class, to name a few—it should come as no surprise that another of these masterpieces is about to hit the shelves.

English

Mixed Views for English Plan

In the first year of the English department’s new curriculum, students and administrators are still reflecting on the revamped program.

Books

Damrosch’s Rediscovery of Toqueville’s Vision of America

Alexis de Tocqueville is famously taught in American middle schools and high schools as the Frenchman who loved America and who wrote the treatise “Democracy in America” in the mid-19th century.

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Helen Vendler's new book is called "Last Looks, Last Books."

Gen Ed

Shopping Week, Day Five: Harvard Meets Hollywood

A wise man we made up once said that the best class is the class you don't have to go to. Who knew Harvard would take his advice and let professors videotape courses and post them online? Not that we're complaining.

Gen Ed

Shopping Week, Day Three: Easy Fourths

Having trouble picking a class to fill up that final slot? This third installment of our shopping week feature showcases interesting classes that aren't that hard and don't require a lot of work.

Hillel

Elisa New Discusses Her Memoir, Family History

In a departure from a typical book reading, English professor Elisa New—who spoke to a small audience at Harvard Hillel ...

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