Posts Categorized: Humanities

Superheroes in New York

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Author: Luke Leonard        Discipline: Humanities Title:  Vacation in NY with Superheroes Categories: Infographic, New York, Superheroes   Tags: Infographic, New York, Superheroes   Text: After searching for hours for something interesting and giving up, I went back to preparing for my Supervillains class in the Fall and I stumbled upon this map.  One thing […]

Challenges of publication for philosophers outside the anglophone world

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Brian Leiter has a reputation as something of a jerk, but his blog is the main thing that provides unity to this strange profession. Whether for good or for ill, I cannot say. He does a good job informing philosophers around the world of what’s happening in the profession in general, and also at specific institutions. In this one, he discusses how academic publication is difficult outside a core of elite schools in the english speaking world, effectively addressing an issue of professional marginalization.

A Great Ted-Ed About the Effects of Massive Incarceration on Minority Communities

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Happy Friday! I just wanted to contribute this important lesson which pertains to the effects of mass incarceration rates on minority communities. The reason that this video grabbed my attention is because a student raised his hand this last semester and asked, “Is the War on Drugs a war on black men?” – I had […]

Humanities for Everyone

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The Humanities Matter– Great for showing the importance of the humanities in everyone’s life. This is a good over view of how the humanities can enhance not only your daily life but also your professional life.  This is also great for justifying the humanities to anyone who might see little value in offering humanities classes […]

War of the Gozillas

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Which of the beasts roars louder?     New Yorker Review  Godzilla 2014  1956 Movie Review This starts with a movie review by the critic from The new Yorker Magazine discussing Godzilla from the 1956 version to the most recent remake.  A point here is what underlies the movies.  In 1956 we feared the BOMB and […]

The Anti-hero

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  This video explains what an anti-hero is and compares it to a hero.  The anti-hero is not the villain, but also is radically different from a hero and an idea we are more familiar with today.  It does a good job of separating the classical, mythical hero from the hero of today.  I will […]

The Heroes Journey

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This video condenses Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces into to 5 minute video.  I will use this as part of an introduction to my Supervillains course offered in the Fall. What Makes a Hero from TEDEd