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Month: August 2015

Final Fridays: Hungry for the Humanities?

Join us for dramatic readings sure to scare up a crowd as we celebrate the final installment of our Final Fridays fall programming. Of course there will be scary-yummy complimentary treats as well as seasonal readings by talented faculty and... MORE

Final Fridays: Hungry for the Humanities?

Join us Friday, September 25, at the Ellen G. Adelson Auditorium at Tyrrell Hall from noon to 1 p.m. for the second installment of our all new Final Fridays program. You’ll be treated to the amazing instrumental and vocal talents... MORE

Internet Trolls: Humor and Cruelty in the Digital Age

Author and professor Whitney Phillips explores the constitutive nature of humor, specifically “lulz” and how this particular brand of antagonistic laughter has helped troll culture coalesce online. She will also discuss other forms of ambivalent behavior off- and online Thursday,... MORE

Victor Hugo and the Death Penalty

Guest lecturer Dr. Stephanie Boulard explores everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask! Dr. Boulard is Associate Professor of French at the Georgia Institute of Technology and will speak October 23rd, 6 p.m., at the Ellen G. Adelson... MORE

Literary Death Match!

Co-sponsored by the OCH and Booksmart Tulsa, this event will be held October 14 at Living Arts Gallery, 307 E. M.B. Brady Street, Brady District, at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone.

The Humanities at Work Series

The OCH presents a lecture by Anne Krook entitled “What are you going to DO with that humanities major?”, which explores employment options in the non-academic world for students who have graduated in the humanities. Thursday, September 17, 7 p.m.,... MORE

Humor, Comedy, and Wit

As classes begin Monday at TU, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities will kick off our year-long focus on the topic of humor.  But what exactly is humor?  As this chart showing the word’s frequency suggests, it’s a relatively new idea.... MORE

Final Fridays Comes to TU

Hungry for the humanities? Join the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities for complimentary treats as well as a taste of the humanities in our all new event held the last Friday of the month! Final Fridays will feature three programs this... MORE

Charles Addams: Define Normal

As part of our programming exploring humor this year, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities welcomes H. Kevin Miserocchi to campus for his lecture on the life and works of the extraordinary cartoonist Charles Addams, well-known for inspiring the TV series The Addams... MORE