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.”

Ghosts in the Machine: the Autobiography of Pronoun

Poet Joan Houlihan delineates the use of pronouns in her work and selections by other poets

As part of her one-week residency at Northampton’s Smith College, Joan Houlihan delivered a craft lecture about the use of pronouns in poetry, including selections […]

The Million Dollar Arm

As a 25+ year veteran of the sports marketing industries, JB Bernstein ’90 knows what it takes to succeed. Bernstein, the co-founder and president of Access Group of Miami, has represented some of the greatest athletes of all time.

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, […]

The Berkshires and the Burghardts

The Interesting Story of the W. E. B. Du Bois Homesite

UMass Amherst professor Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste talks about W. E. B. Du Bois’s early life in the home of the Burghardts in Great Barrington. This […]

Strange Bedfellows

How Corporate-Run NGOS, Middle Class Maya and Persistent Peasants are Changing the Face of Indigenous Politics in Yucatan

Fernando Armstrong-Fumero speaks about “Strange Bedfellows: How Corporate-Run NGOS, Middle Class Maya and Persistent Peasants are Changing the Face of Indigenous Politics in Yucatan.”

Putting Hypersexuality to Work

Black Women and Illicit Eroticism in Pornography

Mireille Miller-Young, is an associate professor in the Department of Feminist Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Viking Fighting Methods: Lecture and Demonstration

As part of the UMass Amherst Scandinavian Impulses series on Vengeance and Violence in Scandinavian Life and Culture, Dr. William R. Short, a research fellow at Higgins Armory Museum, in Worcester, MA, reviews the weapons of the Viking age and discusses his recent research on the fighting moves of Viking-age warriors.