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Oklahoma: Hot and Cold

Our weekly updates from the Humanities Research Fellows concludes for 2017 with a post from Jeff Van Hanken, an Associate Professor in the Film Studies program at the University of Tulsa and founder of C.H.A.M.P., the Center for Health, Arts and Measurable Practices at TU, which... MORE

When Your Home is Called Hell

This week’s OCH update comes from Seungho Lee, a Ph.D. student of English at the University of Tulsa. His research focuses range from 20th Century British Literature to Contemporary Anglophone Literature. He analyzes the literature of his field through the... MORE

Hyphenated Lives

This week’s update comes from OCH fellow Danielle Carlotti-Smith, who specializes in French and Francophone literature with a focus on Francophone Caribbean and New World studies, postcolonial studies, and migration studies. Her current book project examines literary expressions of the... MORE

Compound Life

This week’s post is by 2017 OCH Fellow Keija Parssinen, Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tulsa and  author of The Ruins of Us, which won a Michener-Copernicus award, and The Unraveling of Mercy Louis, which earned an... MORE

Homeland, Immigrants, and Sanctuary

This week’s blog post is by OCH Fellow Betsy McCormick, Associate Clinical Professor and Associate Dean for Experiential Learning at the TU College of Law. In addition to teaching students in the Immigrant Rights Project Clinical Program, she also teaches Immigration... MORE

How a Roommate Makes a House a Home

This week’s post is by 2017-2018 OCH Fellow Kristi Eaton, an independent journalist and a native of Tulsa. She is the author of the book “The Main Streets of Oklahoma: Okie Stories from Every County.” She recently completed a fellowship with... MORE

At Home in the College Bubble

This week’s blog post is written by Bryan Corbaz, a junior studying political science at TU — and the youngest member of this year’s research seminar. Endless muted music videos on repeat from 7am until 7pm; the same happy faces... MORE

Work as Haven

Each week throughout the fall semester, the Research Fellows at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities will share some part of their work on this year’s theme, Homelands.  We begin with Dr. Lara Foley, Assistant Provost for Global Education and... MORE

Art, Politics, or Entertainment?

Our series of reports by the Humanities Research Fellows at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities continues with this piece by Joli Jensen, Hazel Rogers Professor of Communication.  Here, Professor Jensen reflects on whether or not the rise of mass... 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

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

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