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Thomas More Lectures on the Humanities

The Thomas More Lectures on the Humanities explore ways the humanities illuminate moral dilemmas, enhance our capacity for understanding and empathy, and help us to imagine more just ways of living.

Upcoming Event

Thursday, April 5, 2018; 4:30 p.m., Rehm Library Canceled
Terry EagletonWas Jesus a Revolutionary? — Terry Eagleton is a renowned British literary theorist, critic and public intellectual. He is currently Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University. His latest books include: "Why Marx Was Right" (2011); "The Event of Literature" (2012); "How to Read Literature" (2013); and "Hope without Optimism" (2015).

Past Events

March 1, 2017
What is College For? — Andrew Delbanco, Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies at Columbia University, talks about liberal education — its past, present and future. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, he is author of "College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be" (Princeton University Press, 2012).
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October 28, 2015
Comics as Documentary: Words, Images, and War — Hillary Chute, associate professor of English at the University of Chicago, discusses why drawing can be an ethical practice of creating images of witness to war, with a focus in particular on the Japanese Hiroshima survivor cartoonist Keiji Nakazawa, and the American Jewish cartoonist Art Spiegelman, son of Holocaust survivors. Her next book, "Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and Documentary Form," is forthcoming in fall 2015 from Harvard University Press.