Humanities

Anca Parvulescu: “Can Wolves Laugh?”

By Barbara Rea on October 6, 2015 in Humanities, Uncategorized

WashU English Professor Anca Parvulescu, who also holds a joint appointment with the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities (IPH), will use Hermann Hesse’s novel, “Der Steppenwolf,” as well as a contemporary video installation, to consider the role of laughter in modernity. In her talk...

Meghan Daum: “Truth in Writing”

By Barbara Rea on October 4, 2015 in Humanities

Meghan Daum writes about serious matters, but that doesn’t mean her novels, essays and columns are depressing. Rather, they cover real life – the heartbreak and the humor — in all its complicated glory. For example, in her newest collection, “The Unspeakable,” she writes about her feelings of kin...