America is just a utopia of Europe that has succeeded. Jacques Attali

Articles for the tag “Humanities”



Doris Sommer


Doris Sommer, Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University, is Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies. Her academic and outreach work promotes development through arts and humanities, specifically through “Pre-Texts” in Boston Public Schools, throughout Latin America and beyond. Pre-Texts is an arts-based training program for teachers of literacy, critical thinking, and citizenship.



Theory and Education

A Bit on Theory

Theory is epistemological and ethical healthcare for our society. Gayatri C. Spivak tackles the question “Is theory critical?”

by Gayatri C. Spivak 15.06.2015



How to Defend the Humanities

Come Back Aesthetics

Asking who needs the humanities has too long been a rhetorical question. Humanists must stop dismissing a skeptical public and offer real, compelling arguments.

by Doris Sommer 20.04.2015

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