"I want the largest possible audience of people to be welcomed into my poems and to use the most important muscle human beings have, which is the muscle of empathy." United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (b. … [Read More...]
By Melissa Bass Book Description Publication Date: December 31, 2012 In 1933 Franklin Roosevelt created America's first, largest, and most highly esteemed domestic national service program: the Civilian … [Read More...]
Anne Firor Scott's The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics, 1830-1930 stirred a keen interest among historians in both the approach and message of her book. Using women's diaries, letters, and other personal … [Read More...]
Chosen among Women: Mary and Fatima in Medieval Christianity and Shi`ite Islam combines historical analysis with the tools of gender studies and religious studies to compare the roles of the Virgin Mary in medieval … [Read More...]
"Accessibly written, and with contextual material involving both Murray's times and up-to-date historical thinking about Enlightenment women and the early republic, the book will become the starting point for all future … [Read More...]
How Christopher Isherwood reinvented himself as an American writer through gay print culture of the postwar United States Jaime Harker shows that Christopher Isherwood refashioned himself as an American writer … [Read More...]
Between the two world wars, American publishing entered a "golden age" characterized by an explosion of new publishers, authors, audiences, distribution strategies, and marketing techniques. The period was distinguished … [Read More...]
Goths, Gamers, and Grrrls: Deviance and Youth Subcultures introduces students to the sociological study of deviance, equipping them with the theoretical tools necessary to analyze various youth subcultures--and virtually … [Read More...]
Divine Ventriloquism in Medieval English Literature studies medieval attitudes towards the human mediation of God's and Christ's voices and thus attends to how medieval people resignified a pagan practice. As Mary … [Read More...]
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Brittney Reese—UM alumna, All-American long jumper and English major— won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.
A photo by psychology professor, Fulbrght scholar, and Isom Center affiliate Laura Johnson taken during her travels while studying African youth and culture.
Karen L. Raber, professor of English
Ethel Young-Minor, associate professor of English and Senior Fellow at the Lucky Day Residential College
Ann Fisher-Wirth, director of the environmental studies minor and professor of English, (second from left) with students
Dr. Katie McKee, McMullan Associate Professor of Southern Studies and English, (right) conversing in the Grove,
Deirdre Cooper Owens is an assistant professor of history.
Elise Lake is an associate professor of sociology and research associate professor for the Center for Population Studies.
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