Arts & Humanities



November 7, 2022

The Western

English 261 investigates a history of US film culture through the lens of the cinematic Western.

September 28, 2022

Newly Tenured Faculty Bring Ideas and Innovation to Reed

Get to know ten professors making exceptional contributions to the college’s mission.


September 6, 2022

Restored or Conquered?

In Russian Literature 371, students discover cultural messages in an 18th-century medallion that impact world events today.


September 13, 2022

Change Agents

Reed art professors and alumni explore biological flux in a new exhibit running concurrently with the Venice Biennale.


August 19, 2022

English Major Scores Unrue Award for Poetry Thesis

Kelly Wenzka ’22 synthesized theory from several disciplines to analyze tone of voice in Elizabeth Bishop's poetry.

March 30, 2022

Autonomy and Authority

Revolutions in early modern technology and scientific thought animated discussions about power—Hum 211/212 explores how.

March 30, 2022

Cultural Encounters

Looking beyond East-meets-West, students in Hum 211/212 set out to understand how early modern cultures changed one another.

March 30, 2022

Gendered Dialogues

Hum 211/212 reframes the Renaissance through the study of women.

March 23, 2022

The Birth of the Modern

In a series of essays, Reed's Humanities 211/212 faculty offer a glimpse into an unforgettable course.

March 25, 2022

Eid al-Fitr Makes Its Animated Debut

After growing up watching reactionary stereotypes, a screenwriter creates space for nuanced Muslim characters.

March 22, 2022

Happy Birthday Scriptorium!

The Calligraphy Initiative celebrates 10 years of serifs and glyphs, metal nibs and oak gall ink, and the generous support of a small group of alumni and friends who made it possible.

October 25, 2021

No Face, No Case

Students deconstruct portraiture at a new exhibition at the Cooley.

October 19, 2021

Historian of Big Questions

Reed mourns the loss of Prof. Ed Segel, who taught history for 38 years.