lit-hum

Sat, Mar 1, 2014, 6:07pm
Uncovering subtext behind Lit Hum or CC readings can be quite the learning experience. But uncovering subtext behind common seminar phrases, defenses, and disclaimers can often be an even greater source of insight. The following list includes a few humorous, cynical translations one can pull from...
Sat, May 11, 2013, 12:13am
After learning today that a Literature Humanities instructor gave strong hints as to where the final exam's passage IDs could be found—and, as a consequence, that section would not be graded—first-years have started a petition to retake part of the exam. So far, 61 have signed. They've pointed to...
Fri, May 10, 2013, 3:43pm
Updated, 7:51 p.m.: Ivan Lupic, the Lit Hum professor who distributed information on the passage IDs before the exam, is defending his actions. In an email to Spec's Jeremy Budd and Bwog's Conor Skelding, Lupic writes, "I did not disclose any part of the exam to my students. As instructed, I...
Wed, Apr 3, 2013, 3:00pm
This week, The Eye's Marlee Fox discusses Nicholas Sparks movies, their commercial viability, and why we even bother hating on this genre of romantic comedy in the first place since we're probably still going to see all the movies anyway. We started wondering about why it is that the things that...
Sat, Apr 21, 2012, 6:38pm
August 2011. School was set to start in only a few days, so I finally sat down to read the Iliad. I got through the first page before I dozed off, but chalked it up to not sleeping enough the night before and tried again the next day. This time, I got distracted by the Weather Channel. “It’s...
Sat, Mar 31, 2012, 9:08pm
Last week you learned about the I'm-not-a-hipster Hipster, the friend (or enemy) you've never seen without a fedora, weird scarf, or obnoxious apathetic spirit. Today we discuss the person practically everyone hates, the Question Asker. You know who I'm talking about. We all know that person in...
Wed, Feb 8, 2012, 5:13pm
Look out every Wednesday for a new installment of The Eye's recurring series: How my liberal arts education ruined... This week: Reading. It’s official. Lit Hum has ruined reading for me. The class that’s supposed to be all about celebrating the greatest works of writing ever produced by Western...
Thu, Oct 27, 2011, 12:04pm
I've been thinking quite a bit about Andrew Delbanco's words the other night at the Italian Academy, and I can't help but feel that he's sort of right in addressing what he sees as threats to the Core—actually, he's totally right. Underclassmen, particularly, would do well to heed his warnings. On...
Mon, Sep 19, 2011, 11:31am
Wed, Aug 31, 2011, 3:43pm
Hahn Chang, CC '15, was at yesterday's first Lit Hum lecture of the year. His reflection is below. Over 1100 students, spanning 49 states (except poor old…whichever state isn’t represented) entered carrying 1099 copies of Robert Fitzgerald’s translation of The Iliad. Being the one person who had...

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