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Faculty Spotlight: Kristen Oertel

The Oklahoma Center for the Humanities will periodically feature the work done by TU’s distinguished faculty.  We begin this new blog series with a look at a new book on Harriet Tubman by Dr. Kristen Oertel. “I was conductor of... MORE

Humor: Satire – Why Don’t They Get It?

Each week this semester, our Humanities Research Fellows will publish short pieces here about their work in our seminar on humor. Week 6 – September 30th Read Selections from Nieman Reports Vol. 58 No.4 Background Gulliver’s Travels

In Memoriam: Joseph Kestner

Today, students, friends, and colleagues gathered in Sharp Chapel to say farewell to Dr. Joseph Kestner, McFarlin Professor of English and Film at the University of Tulsa. His sudden and untimely death on the first day of the fall semester... 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

Caché: A Free Film Screening and Discussion

A Paris family’s life is disrupted by a series of surveillance tapes from an anonymous source. The intrusion escalates but law enforcement will not help. Roger Ebert wrote “a perplexing and disturbing film of great effect…” Film screening and post-film... MORE

TEDx Comes to the University of Tulsa

The first ever TEDx event comes to the University of Tulsa’s (TU) Lorton Performance Center on April 24th, 2015. This exciting, interdisciplinary event will showcase the ideas of TU’s students and faculty in a format designed to be entertaining as... MORE

Announcing Big Ideas @ TU

  As part of its expanding array of programming, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is delighted to announce a new program called Big Ideas @ TU. Once each semester, the Center will host a public discussion of a single book,... MORE