HL90 EM: Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas

Shopping week is around the corner! Have you got your list of HL90s to shop? Alan Niles shared more about his class, “Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas”: Tell us about your class! This class will engage with a simple question: what do we do with a written archive of colonialism that is weightedContinue reading “HL90 EM: Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas”

HL90 ED: Music and Resistance in the Modern United States

We’ve got more great HL90 seminars to check out! Lucy Caplan is teaching “Music and Resistance in the Modern United States” this fall, and talked to us about the Queen of Soul and explained critical karaoke to us! What made you want to teach this class? In one of my all-time favorite novels, Ralph Ellison’sContinue reading “HL90 ED: Music and Resistance in the Modern United States”

First-Year Seminar: Asian American Literature

Hist & Lit tutors are offering first-year seminars this fall! Catherine Nguyen is teaching one on “Asian American Literature,” and talked with us about the class, her advice for first-year students, and some of her other favorite books! To apply for a seminar, visit here! What made you want to teach this seminar? I’m soContinue reading “First-Year Seminar: Asian American Literature”

HL90 EF: White Rage: Progress and Backlash in American History

We’ve still got more HL90s to share with you! Andrew Pope is teaching “White Rage: Progress and Backlash in American History” this fall, and talked with us about the importance of understanding history for our present moment. (He also talked to us about cats. And Cats.) What inspired you to teach this class? The nightContinue reading “HL90 EF: White Rage: Progress and Backlash in American History”

First-Year Seminar: The American West: History & Myth

Applying to a first-year seminar? Hist & Lit lecturers are offering some great ones! We talked to Chris Clements about his class, “The American West: History & Myth,” the Oregon Trail, and his cowboy fashion of choice. What inspired you to teach this class? I have a lot of experience teaching courses on Native AmericanContinue reading “First-Year Seminar: The American West: History & Myth”

HL90 EN: Latin American Revolutions

We’ve got more HL90s to shop! James Mestaz is teaching “Latin American Revolutions” this fall, and talked to us about how his experiences growing up influenced his class, the importance of understanding Latin American history in today’s political environment, and the best Latin American cuisine (don’t read on an empty stomach!)! What inspired you toContinue reading “HL90 EN: Latin American Revolutions”

First-Year Seminar: CIA Operations in the Global Cold War

First years! Some of our Hist & Lit tutors are also offering first-year seminars this year. Check out Beatrice Wayne’s seminar, “CIA Operations in the Global Cold War,” and apply here. What inspired you to teach this class? I was inspired to teach this class after reading Marlon James’s novel A Brief History of SevenContinue reading “First-Year Seminar: CIA Operations in the Global Cold War”

HL90 EG: Human Rights and Ethnic Studies

Looking for classes? We asked lecturers to tell us more about their fall HL90s. Mark Sanchez is teaching “Human Rights and Ethnic Studies” and talked to us about the importance of Ethnic Studies to understanding rights and justice, as well as the hardest class he took in college (hint: it’s not history or literature!). WhatContinue reading “HL90 EG: Human Rights and Ethnic Studies”