Arts & Humanities

Finding her fate

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Hannah Pittard, AB’01, turns suburban childhoods into haunting fiction.

Reel scholarship

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Film has become the medium of 20th-century storytelling. At the U of C, it's now the stuff of academic study.

Dancing with films

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Chicago film scholar Yuri Tsivian’s database charts movies’ tempos shot by shot.

Well done

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Lauren Shockey, AB’06, burned out on restaurant life, but not before a global exploration of cuisines.

A sense of place

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Two titans talk architecture in Chicago.

Latke-Hamantash Debate revels in ornate silliness

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In its 65th year, the popular Hillel tradition pokes fun at academic fields with a holiday food fight. 

Crossover music

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Professor Anne Walters Robertson discusses the medieval and contemporary tunes that keep her humming.

Peirce urges artists to test limits

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Filmmaker Kimberly Peirce, AB'90, says teachers like professor Lauren Berlant shaped her sense of artistic adventure.

Bringing humanities into the world

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The Master of Arts Program in the Humanities, more than 1,500 alumni strong, celebrates 15 years.

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