Humanistic Scholars Program
EIDOS (academic journal)
Comparative Humanities Review (academic journal)
Skills acquired through the comparative humanities major equip graduates to work effectively in an increasingly globalized and culturally diverse environment.
Art, Nature and Knowledge
Cultures and Traditions
Dante and Milton
History of Sexuality
Honors Tutorial and Senior Thesis
Hybridity, Identity, Postmodernity
Introduction to Translation Studies
Modern Critical Theory
Myth, Reason, Faith
Narrative and Media
Nihilism, Modernism, Uncertainty
Senior Thesis Workshop
Studies in Autobiography
Topics in Historical Periods
Greg Clingham, English
Scholarly interests: memory, nation, and narrative,1660–1832; Enlightenment historiography; the problematics of translation; biography as a genre; the life and writing of Johnson, Dryden and Austen
Katherine M. Faull, German
Scholarly interests: intellectual history since the 18th century; feminist theory; translation theory
John C. Hunter, English
Scholarly interests: medieval and Renaissance literature; literary theory; cultural studies
Stephanie Larson, classics
Ph.D. Texas at Austin
Scholarly interests: classical and Archaic Greek culture; mythology; gender issues
Harold Schweizer, English
Scholarly interests: humanities; literary theory; poetry; aesthetics
Alf Siewers, English
Ph.D. Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Scholarly interests: medieval; epic
Carol White, religion
Ph.D. Iliff School of Theology and University of Denver
Scholarly interests: philosophy of religion; contemporary religious thought; French post-structuralist thought; hermeneutics; science and religion
Slava Yastremski, Russian
Scholarly interests: Russian poetry; theatre and prose; film studies; translation; comparative humanities
Guest lecturers from across the disciplines add to the depth of the program, and visiting scholars allow students to learn more about issues in comparative humanities.
Greg Clingham, Johnson, Writing, and Memory, Cambridge University Press, 2002; “Translating Difference: The Example of Dryden’s Last Parting of Hector and Andromache,” in Studies in the Literary Imagination, 2000; editor, The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson, 1997 and James Boswell: “The Life of Johnson,” 1992.
Katherine Faull, Moravian Women’s Memoirs: Their Related Lives, Syracuse University Press, 1997; editor, Anthropology and the German Enlightenment, 1995; editor, Translation and Culture, 2004.
John Hunter, “How Much History is Enough? — Overcoming the Alienation of Early Modern Drama,” MLA Guide to Non-Shakespearean Renaissance Drama; co-editor, Renaissance Literature: An Anthology, 2003; “The Well-Stocked Memory and the Well-Tended Self: Erasmus and the Limits of Humanist Education” in Ars Reminiscendi – Mind and Memory in Renaissance Culture, 2009.
Stephanie Larson, Tales of Epic Ancestry: Boiotian Collective Identity in the Late Archaic and Early Classical Periods, Franz Steiner Verlag, 2007.
Harold Schweizer, Suffering and the Remedy of Art, SUNY Press, 1997; editor, History and Memory: Suffering and Art, Bucknell Review, 1998; “Robert Altman’s Short Cuts: A Phenomenology of Reading,” Q/W/E/R/T/Y, 1999; “Against Suffering: A Meditation on Literature,” Literature and Medicine, fall 2000; On Waiting, Routledge, 2008.
Carol White, Poststructuralism, Feminism, and Religion: Triangulating Positions, Humanity Books, 2002; “Processing Henry Nelson Wieman: Creative Interchange Among Naturalism, Postmodernism, and Religion” in Process and Difference, 2002; “Creative Valuing and the Material, Relational Self ” in Belonging Together: Politics and Faith in a Relational World, 2003; “Valuing Nature: Vital Reconstructions of Anne Conway (1631–79)” in Religion and Public Life, vol. 34, 2004; Reverberations from a Mystical Naturalism: Revitalizing the Legacy of Anne Conway, 1631–79, Summer 2004.
Slava Yastremski, trans., A. Sinyavsky, Strolls with Pushkin, Yale University Press, 1993; trans. Olga Sedkova: Poems and Elegies, Bucknell University Press, 2003; trans., I. Klekh, A Land the Size of the Binoculars, Northwestern University Press, 2004; “The Theme of Orpheus in the works of Marina Tsvetaera” in Poetic Text and the Text of Culture, Vladimir, Russia, 2000.
Comparative humanities students often enhance their education by studying abroad. Recently, students have spend a semester or year in Italy and Spain.
Number of core faculty members: 8
Average number of majors per class year: 5