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Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

In a happy coincidence, both Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature and the James Joyce Quarterly mailed their latest issues this week. Together, These journals form one of the cornerstones of advanced humanities research at the University of Tulsa and contribute,... MORE

International James Joyce Foundation moves to TU

On June 16, 2016, the board of trustees for the International James Joyce Foundation voted unanimously to move the organization to The University of Tulsa and appoint Sean Latham, Pauline McFarlin Walter Chair of English and Comparative Literature, as its new... MORE

What is Bloomsday?

Sean Latham, Director of the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, explains the June 16th literary holiday known as Bloomsday. The epic novel Ulysses by James Joyce has been banned, praised, criticized and idolized. Considered one of the greatest books ever... MORE

Mark Twain Quote - Secret Source of humor is not joy, but sorrow; there is no humor in heaven.

Humor and Pain

In our latest report from the humanities research seminar on humor, David Blakely explore the surprising connections between laughter and suffering. I recently saw an evening of stand-up comedy. One young comic, a lanky youth with hands like nervous birds, told roundabout... MORE

Humor and Mental Illness

Here’s another report from the Humanities Research Seminar on the topic of humor.  In this installment, Kim Ivey, a graduate student in Anthropology, considers the ways in which humor might be used to help better understand and event treat mental... MORE

Humor and Assimilation in Vaudeville

Our latest report from the Humanities Research Seminar comes from Machele Miller Dill, Director of the Musical Theatre Program at TU.  Here she considers the way vaudeville helped explore the rapidly changing shape of American culture in the early twentieth century. I... MORE