The Vietnam War and the End of ‘American Exceptionalism’

Sponsored by the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Program of the Collaborative for Educational Services, Professor Chris Appy examines “American exceptionalism” as a core tenet of national identity, and how the Vietnam War posed fundamental challenges to the faith in America’s actions as a force for good in the world.

Humans versus Zombies

The fictional final battle between Melchior the Unceasing's zombie horde and the remnants of the human resistance.

Each semester, the group MassGames of UMass Amherst throws together an event so large and thought out, that it flings the campus into a fictional zombie apocalypse. This semester, The Communion of the Unceasing has been discovered deep within the woods of Western Massachusetts…

Winged Words

One chapter in the history of a Homeric simile

Jessica Wolfe, professor of comparative literature, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, presents an informal talk, “Winged Words: one chapter in the history of a Homeric Trope.”

Islamophobia

Racism, Surveillance, and Empire

In response to the events of 9/11, the Bush administration launched a “war on terror” ushering in an era of anti-Muslim racism, or Islamophobia. However, […]