Fine Arts & Humanities
Six new interdisciplinary, team-taught courses will be offered across the College of Arts and Sciences beginning in fall 2017 in disciplines ranging from physics and astronomy to public policy to art.
A new fellowship funded by the Taylor Charitable Trust is supporting graduate students with interests in how humanities scholarship can be tied to a public outreach focus.
Structure. Loyalty. Faith. Leadership. The characteristics exhibited by churchgoers share many similarities to the values of gang members. Both groups believe in the power of the collective and something greater than themselves. At least, that’s what UNC religious studies professor Brendan Thornton discovered after conducting research in the Dominican Republic. The analysis Thornton provides is not always welcomed with … Continued
Daniel Wallace, J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English and director of the creative writing program, has written and illustrated a new children’s book, “The Hole Story,” about a Hole and his search for a place in the world.
Shards of glass explode into a fiery rainstorm as a Molotov cocktail crashes through a window of Mike’s Grocery in downtown Wilmington. Firefighters arrive to put out the blaze, but are shot by a group of vigilante gunmen on a nearby rooftop. The building survives the flames that Friday evening — only to be firebombed again the next night. … Continued
The William Blake Archive has launched a redesigned web site, making it easier than ever for educators and scholars to access and study Blake’s works. The web site is a hypermedia archive of Blake’s poetry and art that is sponsored by the Library of Congress and supported by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of … Continued
Matthew Kotzen’s undergraduate “Philosophy of Comedy” course focuses on the broad concept of comedy and its relation to philosophy, including ethical issues, aesthetics and theories of the nature of humor. He encourages students to think broadly about various types of humor and their role in society.