Arts & Humanities



June 23, 2020

Messiaen’s Warbles and Woolf’s Waves

Comp-lit major wins prestigious Class of ’21 Award for thesis on “reading for gesture.”

By Brittney Corrigan-McElroy ’94

May 4, 2020

Art Fills the Void

Students use 3D-scanning technology to mount senior thesis show.


April 29, 2020

Theatre Students Defy Covid-19

For spring production, students will perform the most notorious radio play of all time.


April 15, 2020

Six Outstanding Professors Earn Tenure

Teacher-scholars represent wide range of disciplines and expertise.


April 9, 2020

Music Prof Wins Award For Opera Based on WWI

Project gives voice to women affected by the Great War.

March 9, 2020

In the Soil of Cyprus, Clues to an Empire

Reed students dig for artifacts that could shed light on the world of Alexander the Great.

March 9, 2020

Teaming Up With June, July, and August

Reed helps students take advantage of a valuable resource—summertime.

March 3, 2020

Never Just Words

Prof. Samiya Bashir opens up about poetry, politics, and writer’s block.

March 2, 2020

Going Stoic

Can an ancient philosophy help you cope with your life right now?

February 19, 2020

Collecting the Untold Stories

Reed professor wins grant to compile the outstanding stories of Charles Chesnutt.

February 4, 2020

Walk Run Cha-Cha All the Way

Will Laura Nix ’89 win an Oscar for her powerful new documentary?

February 3, 2020

“Master of the Brushstroke” Wins Eliot Award

Abstract artist David Reed ’68 to receive prestigious prize for lifetime achievement.

December 12, 2019

A History of Humanity

In the latest book by Tamim Ansary ’70, he focuses on the narratives that unite civilizations.

December 4, 2019

What the Sentence Can Do

With razor wit and trademark brio, Prof. Jan Mieszkowski takes on literature, philosophy, and the twitterverse.