Humanities and Arts4.23.14
Marguerite Duras' erotic masterpiece "The Lover" is the subject of a May 12 "Another Look" book discussion in her centennial year. The work is an autobiographical tale of a teenage French girl's scandalous affair with an older Chinese millionaire in Saigon in the 20th century.
The upcoming Stanford Live season promises an eclectic lineup of more than 60 events, from the world premiere of "The Demo" to a campus-wide examination of Haydn.
Both buildings will remain open to the public during the restoration projects.
An expert in English Renaissance lyric poetry and ancient classical literature, Trimpi will be remembered as a scholar, educator and poet who challenged and engaged students and colleagues with his intellectual rigor.
Stanford classics Professor Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi discovers how dance challenged both the imagination and the intelligence of ancient audiences.
Dan Jurafsky says the words used in online restaurant reviews provide a surprising source of insight into human psychology. Reviews of pricey places were rife with sensual metaphors; good cheap eats prompted references to drugs.
The Circle of the Sun exhibit draws on Stanford's medieval and early modern manuscript holdings, including a number of recent acquisitions, to show how secular learning was shared and spread throughout the Middle Ages.
Drawing from Einstein's collected papers, Stanford philosophy Professor Thomas Ryckman exonerates the theoretician from charges of senility and shows how physics is ultimately indebted to philosophy.
Stanford lecturer and artist leads 'drawing orchestra' through assembly of frustrated icosahedron to strains of Vivaldi
Physics faculty members and graduate students use tetrahedra to create a less-than-perfect structure that explores the connection between shape and sound.
After working in relative privacy for most of the quarter, Art and Art History students throw open their studio doors and invite in the Stanford community.
Award-winning novelist, Stanford Professor Richard Powers finds inspiration in teaching, tech and trees
In 11 novels, including his latest, Orfeo, Richard Powers repeatedly demonstrates the often-unexpected intersections between the humanities and sciences.
Stanford Continuing Studies music history course integrates musicology with performance and will return as a freshman seminar next year.
Images and textual documentation of the French Revolution's early years are available for the first time to anyone with an Internet connection.
Using archeological evidence from shipwrecks and harbors, classics scholar Justin Leidwanger uncovers the story of economic networks during a millennium of classical antiquity.
Annual music festival mines the musical riches of Asia.