Brian Johnsrud (5th Year Phd in MTL) has been piloting his digital humanities project, Lacuna Stories, in a course he is co-teaching with his advisor, Amir Eshel. The course, “Futurity: Why the Past Matters” and its novel use of digital humanities has been featured in Stanford Teaching Commons. https://teachingcommons.stanford.edu/teaching-talk/blended-lacuna-stories Lacuna Stories is an an exploratory, interactive… Read More
MTL Director Paula Moya and committee member Joshua Landy spoke at this Center for Ethics in Society event, tackling the question of whether literature impacts morality. Does reading literature make you more moral? Scholars speaking at a Center for Ethics in Society event say the answer depends on who’s reading. By Justin Tackett The Humanities… Read More
Director Paula Moya was recently interviewed for an article featured in the gender news section of The Clayman Institute for Gender Research’s website about the importance of teaching literature and its effect on how we view race, class, and gender. Read the full article here: “Why Literature Matters for Social Justice: Paula Moya’s interdisciplinary methodology offers response to… Read More
Congratulations to Kyla Wazana Tompkins for winning the Lora Romero “first book” prize from the American Studies Association. The prize honors Lora Romero, a valued and long-active member of the American Studies Association, former Assistant Professor at Stanford University, and author of Home Fronts: Nineteenth Century Domesticity and Its Critics (1997). Kyla joins two other recent MTL Alums in… Read More
Program Administrator Monica Moore recently won the Amy J. Blue Award. Stanford celebrated the accomplishments of the 2013 Amy J. Blue Award winners in May with an afternoon ceremony and reception in Lagunita Courtyard. This year’s winners are: Alba Holgado, digital course management coordinator at Stanford Law School; Tony Gaspar, lead glazier in the Glass & Sign… Read More
Ramón Saldívar has been nominated by President Obama to the National Endowment for the Humanities advisory board. Over the next six years, he will have the opportunity to be an influential voice for the Humanities. Read the full story about Saldívar’s nomination in the Stanford Report.
Stephen Hong Sohn, assistant professor of English, was awarded the The Walter J. Gores Awards, the university’s highest teaching honor. He was honored “for his intellectual generosity, encouraging and guiding graduate students as they develop their ideas and grow as scholars.” The Gores Awards are named for Professor Walter J. Gores, a member of the Stanford Class… Read More