Arts & Humanities

An Anthology of Disruptions, Large and Small

January 2, 2024

An Anthology of Disruptions, Large and Small

Library of America honors poet Gary Snyder ’51 with volume of his collected poems.

By John Sheehy ’82

December 21, 2023

Getting the Dirt on Reed

Students excavate on Reed's campus in search of its lost history.


October 23, 2023

The Secret Cemetery

More than a million were buried on Hart Island, but families couldn’t visit. Melinda Hunt ’81 changed that.


July 28, 2023

Time and Place

Prof. David Schiff’s musical journey winds through the vineyard with Susan Sokol-Blosser ’67 and around the track with Steve Prefontaine.


June 14, 2023

In New Essay, President Bilger Makes the Case for Public Writing

The piece appears in ‘Public Feminisms,’ an open-access book published in April by Lever Press.

April 21, 2023

In ‘Toad,’ Katherine Dunn ’69 Draws on Her Time at Reed

The posthumously published novel is wry and penetrating.

April 14, 2023

Through the Portal

Josh Riedel ’07 was Instagram’s first employee. His debut novel plunges readers into startup life.

March 16, 2023

Prof. Elizabeth Drumm Wins NEH Fellowship

With her project, the Spanish and humanities professor hopes to bring more attention to modernist author Ramón del Valle-Inclán.

February 28, 2023

Reed Awarded Mellon Foundation Grant to Support Environmental Humanities

The $500,000 initiative will fund new scholarship as well as the creation of courses centered on environmental justice and the literary imagination.

January 20, 2023

Spiritual Ecstasy

Spanish 344 uses sculpture to explore paradoxes between religion and aesthetics.

January 6, 2023

Changing the Lens

Nili Yosha ’07 empowers houseless youth through filmmaking.

December 21, 2022

Royal Musical Association Awards Dent Medal to Prof. Mark Burford

The scholar has spent the past 10 years focused on Black popular music studies, from Sam Cooke to Mahalia Jackson.

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.