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Bloomsday Pub Crawl 2017

On Friday, June 16th, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities, Booksmart Tulsa, and the Guthrie Green will once again host a Bloomsday Pub Crawl through the Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa–and this year’s event will be the biggest yet.  Participants will... MORE

Pen, Paper & Fork

Why can food activate such powerful memories? How do we translate the sensuous experience of taste and touch into writing? And why are we so eager to describe what we eat to others? These are just some of the questions Pen,... MORE

Big Ideas @ TU: Dietland

This spring, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities is partnering with the University of Tulsa’s Women’s and Gender Studies Program to host our annual Big Ideas @ TU.  As part of our year-long focus on the theme of food we will... MORE

The Plant Treaty

Michelle Donaldson, Executive Chef of Tallgrass Prairie Table, continues our regular series of reports from the research fellows working on the theme of food at the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities. The narrative of food is forever evolving. We all... MORE

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

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 the Everyday

This week we continue our series of reports from the Humanities Research Seminar on the topic of humor.  Here, TU student Tracy Kinealy explores contemporary television shows that seek to transform the everyday into something funny and use funny things... MORE

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

Five Questions with Novelist Maya Lang

As part of this year’s annual Bloomsday celebrations, the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities in cooperation with the James Joyce Quarterly is delighted to welcome novelist Maya Lang to Tulsa.  Her first book, The Sixteenth of June, draws on Joyce’s... MORE

Research Seminar on Humor Call for Applications

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.” — Mel Brooks Humor is a nearly universal human trait, yet it remains strangely difficult to define, or explain. Looking askance at any attempt to make sense of it, E.B. White wrote... MORE