Arts & Humanities



January 12, 2021

“Howl” Unleashed

Rare audio of Allen Ginsberg’s historic 1956 reading at Reed College to be released by Omnivore Recordings.

By Chris Lydgate ’90

January 11, 2021

The Artist With the Invisible Hand

John Laursen ’67 was honored with the Oregon Governor’s Arts Award.


December 15, 2020

Alaska Calling

Folk singer Mossy Kilcher ’66 has her regrets. Her life-changing time at Reed is not among them.


December 4, 2020

Professor Hailed for Book On Dance and Politics

Prof. Victoria Fortuna wins award for “exceptionally deep” study of dance and political violence.


November 19, 2020

Prof. Burford Wins Awards For Book on Mahalia Jackson

“Magisterial” study of gospel icon earns critical acclaim.

November 5, 2020

The Show Must Go On

With Rhinoceros, theatre department rethinks stagecraft in the era of social distancing.

November 3, 2020

Reed Welcomes New Faculty

An impressive group of professors join Reed's roster of dynamic profs.

September 23, 2020

Trouble in the Mines of Titan

A graphic novel by François Vigneault ’13 imagines a future beset with new forms of oppression on the moons of Saturn.

September 15, 2020

MAITA’s New Album Rocks the Critics

In her debut album Best Wishes, Maria Maita-Keppeler ’14 is intimate but never fragile.

July 20, 2020

Close Encounters of the Literary Kind

Professor Jiang wins ACLS fellowship to study modern Chinese literature.

July 4, 2020

Miniature in Ivory

An American Studies seminar will explore Jews and race in the early Atlantic world.

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.”

June 1, 2020

#MeToo With The Early Moderns

Hum 212 studies the art of Artemisia Gentileschi, who took on the patriarchy in the 17th century.