HL90 EV: Sound and Color: Music, Race, and U.S. Cultural Politics

Listen to this! One of our popular HL90s is back this year: Lucy Caplan teaches “Sound and Color: Music, Race, and U. S. Cultural Politics,” Thursdays 9:45-11:45. Lucy told us more about the class and how you can learn more. Tell us about your class! I’m incredibly excited to teach “Sound and Color: Music, Race,Continue reading “HL90 EV: Sound and Color: Music, Race, and U.S. Cultural Politics”

HL90 FU: British Soft Power from Shakespeare to Dua Lipa

Looking for classes this semester? Don’t stop now! You’ll want to check out Laura Quinton’s new HL90, “British Soft Power from Shakespeare to Dua Lipa”! What inspired you to teach this class? I’m British, but I’ve lived in the U.S. for many years. I’m often struck by how fascinated Americans are with British culture –Continue reading “HL90 FU: British Soft Power from Shakespeare to Dua Lipa”

HL90 FQ: Con Artist Nation: Scams, Schemes, and American Dreams

Don’t be fooled–there are lots more HL90s to check out! Angela Allan teaches “Con Artist Nation: Scams, Schemes, and American Dreams” Tuesdays, 9:45-11:45. Tell us about your class! There have been so many recent scam stories in both the news and in fiction, but I wanted to provide a bigger historical picture for how AmericansContinue reading “HL90 FQ: Con Artist Nation: Scams, Schemes, and American Dreams”

HL90 FN: Speculative East Asias

More new HL90s to consider this fall! Adhy Kim’s course, “Speculative East Asias,” meets Mondays from 12:45-2:45. Adhy told us more about some of the ideas and texts to look forward to this semester. What inspired you to teach this class?  I’ve always enjoyed things that involve alternate world-building but don’t get trapped in tooContinue reading “HL90 FN: Speculative East Asias”

HL90 FP: Atlantic Narratives and the Making of the Modern World

This heat wave calls for a trip to the ocean! Ali Glassie is teaching “Atlantic Narratives and the Making of the Modern World,” Thursdays 9:45-11:45 this fall. It’s one of the many great new HL90s to consider! Tell us about your class! One of my deepest interests is how people narrate their relationships to theContinue reading “HL90 FP: Atlantic Narratives and the Making of the Modern World”

HL90 FI: Race and Empire in the Americas

There are so many great new HL90s to consider this semester! Make sure you check out Hannah Waits’s “Race and Empire in the Americas,” which meets Thursdays, 12:45-2:45. Tell us about your class!  “Race and Empire in the Americas” is an examination of how empire has functioned across Central America, South America, and North AmericaContinue reading “HL90 FI: Race and Empire in the Americas”

HL90 EZ: The Global South Asian Diaspora

In addition to all of the new HL90s this year, we’ve got some great classes returning if you didn’t get a chance to enroll last year! Vikrant Dadawala teaches “The Global South Asian Diaspora,” Thursdays, 3–5. Vikrant told us more about one of the exciting additions (between “Tasting Place” and this, we’re getting hungry!) toContinue reading “HL90 EZ: The Global South Asian Diaspora”

HL90 FM: Tasting Place: Food and Culture in America

It’s August! We’ve got lots of HL90 seminars this fall, with some returning favorites and some new exciting courses, including Rachel Kirby’s “Tasting Place: Food and Culture in America,” which meets Thursdays, 12:45-2:45. Tell us about your class! What inspired you to teach it? “Tasting Place” is an exploration of the relationship between, well, tastesContinue reading “HL90 FM: Tasting Place: Food and Culture in America”