Why Are There So Many Mice in Children’s Literature?

Sitting in Sharples can bring with it any number of fears, but one of the dining hall’s most unpleasant uncertainties is that at any time a little creature may appear. Few people enjoy seeing mice or rats in person, particularly when they


Poetry, Science, and the Human Condition

In academia these days, it is hard to escape the seemingly stagnant binary set up between STEM and the humanities. For many people, committing to one of these worlds feels like a departure from the other in such a way that renders

Woodcuts features father of Chinese literature

Despite his mighty legacy as the father of modern Chinese literature, Lu Xun’s presence at Swarthmore is a humble one, manifesting in the new woodcut exhibition in the Cratsley Lounge on the second floor of McCabe. “Lu Xun: 1930s Woodcuts from Shanghai”

French colloquium lets students see into world of academia

“Does it matter to you that the ‘philosophe’ is trying to get into the marquise’s pants?” interjected the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities’ Associate Professor Juliette Cherbuliez, at the close of Haverford College’s Associate Professor David Sedley’s lecture on Bernard Le Bovier de

Kettly Mars on writing “Savage Seasons”

Last Wednesday evening, faculty and students gathered in the Scheuer Room in Kohlberg to welcome Haitian novelist and poet Kettly Mars. Mars read from her newest book “Savage Seasons” for its English debut. The talk, organized by French department professor Micheline Rice-Maximin,

Fakhreddine shares love of Umm Kulthūm

On Thursday, April 14, a small group of students and professors attended a lecture in the Scheuer Room on “Umm Kulthūm and the Poetics of Revolution” by Assistant Professor of Arabic Literature at University of Pennsylvania Huda Fakhreddine. The lecture, sponsored by

Digital Humanities spread in classroom and beyond

Computer science and the humanities don’t have anything to do with each other, do they? Code belongs in Sci, and books stay in the seminar room, right? Wrong! The two disciplines come together in digital humanities, a set of research methods that

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