New Directions in the Humanities’s Updates

  • 2018 Plenary Speaker - Sidonie Smith

    The Sixteenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities is pleased to announce Sidonie Smith as a 2018 Plenary Speaker

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  • Anna Hamling Joins the New Directions in the Humanities Advisory Board

    The New Directions in The Humanities Advisory Board is honored to welcome our newest member – Anna Hamling


  • Kenneth DiMaggio – Winner of the International Award for Excellence for The International Journal of Literary Humanities, Volume 14

    The New Directions in the Humanities Research Networkis pleased to announce the selection of “From Egypt to the Arizona Desert to Places Still to Come: The Ongoing Meta-literary Journey of Eliza’s Escape to Freedom in Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” by Kenneth...More

  • ‘You May!’

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    London Review of Books | Article Link | by Slavoj Zizek

    ‘Rule Girls’ are heterosexual women who follow precise rules as to how they let themselves be seduced (accept a date only if you are aske...More

  • Two Theories of World Literature

    Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Articel Link | by Michael Lind

    Can world literature exist? It depends on what is meant by world literature

    The phrase Weltliteratur was coined by Goethe. The German polymath told his disc...More

  • Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions

    Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Photographer: Wolfram Huke, under Creative Common License CC-BY-SA-3.0 | Article Link | Michaël Fœssel

    A conversation with Jürgen Habermas

    Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspec...More

  • Walter Benjamin, the First Pop Philosopher

    Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Article Link | by Ray Monk

    Walter Benjamin is often described as a philosopher, but you won’t find his works being taught or studied in the philosophy departments of many British or Americ...More

  • The Most Misread Poem in America

    Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons / Derek Harper | Article Link | by David Orr

    A young man hiking through a forest is abruptly confronted with a fork in the path. He pauses, his hands in his pockets, and looks back and for...More

  • How the Ballpoint Pen Killed Cursive

    Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons | Article Link | by Josh Giesbrecht

    Recently, Bic launched a campaign to “save handwriting.” Named “Fight for Your Write,” it includes a pledge to “encourage the act of handwriting” in the pl...More

  • Clearing Up Ambiguity

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    The New York Review of Books | Article Link | by Tim Parks

    “I like middles,” said John Updike. “It is in middles that extremes clash, where ambiguity restlessly rules.”

    “A marvellously am...More