Synæsthesium: Poems

Synæsthesium, which won the 2017 New Criterion Poetry Prize, opens with a section titled “Olfactorium.” Inspired by fragrances and the olfactory flashbacks (real or imagined) they induce, Moira Egan's poems are peppered with the language of perfumery, from Old Spice to Casbah.

Khartoum at Night: Fashion and Body Politics in Imperial Sudan

In the first half of the 20th century, a pioneering generation of young women exited their homes and entered public space, marking a new era for women's civic participation in northern Sudan. A provocative new public presence, women's civic engagement was at its core a bodily experience. Amid the socio-political upheavals of imperial rule, female students, medical workers, and activists used a careful choreography of body movements and fashion to adapt to imperial mores, claim opportunities for political agency, and shape a new standard of modern, mobile womanhood.

Playing House in Provence: How Two Americans Became a Little Bit French

In September of 2003, Mary-Lou Weisman '59 and husband Larry arrived in Provence, France, for the first of four monthlong stays. Playing House in Provence follows them on their sometimes wonderful, sometimes humiliating, always playful pursuit, as they learn that feeling disoriented and stupid on a daily basis can

Beverly Tatum
Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum addressed a capacity crowd in the Great Hall recently as the keynote speaker for this year's Black History Month.
Early Christian painting from the Red Monastery in Sohag, Egypt
Honoring the award-winning research of History of Art alum Professor Elizabeth Bolman (Ph.D., '97)
Professor Dianna Xu
Students are being recruited by Google, Apple, Microsoft, and other high-tech companies, as well as financial firms. Read more about "Generation CS" in The Philadelphia Inquirer.


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