Young Israeli and Palestinian Leaders on Modeling Difficult Dialogues Each semester, the Humanities Institute hosts a Public Forum as part of our Difficult Dialogues program, designed to foster dialogue-based learning on campus. On February 13th in the Texas Union, the HI hosted a panel discussion with Creativity for Peace, a non-profit organization that trains … Continue reading Bring Your Voices, Bring Your Pain
Douglas Adams On Friday, May 11, 2001, the world mourned the untimely passing of Douglas Adams, beloved creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, dead of a heart attack at age forty-nine. Thankfully, in addition to a magnificent literary legacy—which includes seven novels and three co-authored works of nonfiction—Douglas left us something more. The … Continue reading The Salmon of Doubt
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. … Continue reading The Graveyard Book
by Douglas Adams, January 1970 I resisted temptation for this declamation To reach out to literary height For high aspiration in such an oration Would seem quite remarkably trite: So I thought something pithy and succinct and clever Was exactly the right thing to write. For nights I sat musing And musing ... and musing … Continue reading A Dissertation on the task of writing a poem on a candle and an account of some of the difficulties thereto pertaining
Lemony Snicket Lemony’s Website Lemony’s Books Dear Cohort, Struggling with your novel? Paralyzed by the fear that it’s nowhere near good enough? Feeling caught in a trap of your own devising? You should probably give up. For one thing, writing is a dying form. One reads of this every day. Every magazine and newspaper, every … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Pep Talk from Lemony Snicket
Polly’s body wasn’t cold yet when the weather started to warm. Spring used to be her absolute favorite season, and it was almost poetic how she died on the first day of the season. Almost. Polly was always almost something. At age four, she was almost a ballerina, at age twelve, she was almost a … Continue reading Polly
How the University of Texas students dealt with the aftermath of the very dividing 2016 presidential election.
Have you ever wondered what the Public Humanities are? Check out this post I wrote for the Humanities Institute to learn more!
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