Humanities Center Students Meeting

Dear Students,   Now that we’re nearing the end of the semester, I’d like to take the time to meet with you, explain what the Humanities Center is about, explain what involvement with it can do for you and answer your questions and get your feedback. We plan to hold this meeting next Friday, December 13th, …

Annual Lecture: Simon Critchley

2013-14   Simon Critchley, Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research   Title: “Tragedy’s Philosophy”   February 21, 2014, 3:00-5:00, JFSB B192 (Education in Zion Theatre)   Also, on February 20th, Critchley will discuss his book The Faith of the Faithless in JFSB 4010 at 3:00.

Film and Media Study Group

The film (and media studies) research group is hosting Michael Baskett, associate professor of film and media studies at Kansas University whose research interests include East Asian film, Transnational and diasporic cinemas, early world cinema, and colonial film culture. Professor Baskett will be here to give a public lecture as well as participate in a …


 Mark Algee-Hewitt, Associate Director of the Stanford Literary Lab will present a lecture on a major digital humanities project he and his colleagues are undertaking entitled “The Taxonomy of Titles in the 18th-Century Literary Marketplace.” Later in the day, from 1:30-4:30, Algee-Hewitt will offer a workshop on some of the digital tools that even non-DH specialists can use …

ORCA Symposium flyer 2013


November 8, 2:30-5:00, JFSB 4186/88 Speakers: Daniel Cardoza (Russian), Romy Franks (German), Adam Lloyd (Humanities, Classics, and Comparative Literature), and Kylan Rice (English) Keynote speaker: Bryce Christensen, Dept. of English, Southern Utah University: “Of Sonnets and Subphylums: How Poetry Lives (or Dies) in a Scientific World.”

Yunah Hong Visits BYU

the award-winning Korean filmmaker Yunah Hong will be visiting campus this week. Thursday at 12:00in JFSB B092 she will give a presentation entitled “Searching for Anna May Wong and Other Creative Asian-American Women.” Later that day she will screen two new films, “Anna May Wong” and “Between the Lines.” A reception for these films will be held …

ORCA Symposium

On Friday, Nov. 8th from 2:30-5:00 in JFSB 4186/88 we will hold our first ORCA Symposium featuring the work of four students from the College who have received ORCA grants for their research. Four students will present their work, followed by a keynote talk on the relationship between poetry and science from Bryce Christensen of Southern Utah University.