HL90 DZ: Too Soon? Comedy in Europe’s Tragic Twentieth Century

No joke! One of our popular HL90 seminars is back! Kate Brackney told us more about European history, film, and comedy: What inspired you to teach this class? I thought up the title for this course years before teaching it; I’d bring up “Too Soon?” with colleagues, and we’d scheme about what might go onContinue reading “HL90 DZ: Too Soon? Comedy in Europe’s Tragic Twentieth Century”

HL90 ES: Prison Abolition

We’re excited about Thomas Dichter’s new HL90 this semester! Thomas told us some more about the class’s format and activism component. Tell us about your class! This course will give students an opportunity to apply historical and literary methods to studying the prison abolitionist movement, while also getting hands-on experience working with activists. Alongside ourContinue reading “HL90 ES: Prison Abolition”

HL90 AN: God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance

Shopping starts this week! We’ve got lots of great HL90s to check out this spring. Sean Gilsdorf told us more about his class, “God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance”! Tell us about your class! Like the title suggests, this is a class about women who wielded power many centuries ago,Continue reading “HL90 AN: God Save the Queen! Ruling Women from Rome to the Renaissance”

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”