Mary Wickes

By Barbara Rea on October 6, 2015 in Uncategorized

Don’t know the name? You probably recognize the face. The ____ alumna starred in theater productions in college and went on to become a famous actress, appearing in such classics as “The Music Man,” “White Christmas,” “Now, Voyager,” and her final feature...

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...