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Captured during a variety of events and programs sponsored by the Alumni Association, distinguished faculty member present talks in a variety of disciplines within the humanities.

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Captured during a variety of events and programs sponsored by the Alumni Association, distinguished faculty member present talks in a variety of disciplines within the humanities.

    • video
    Children’s Literature in a Digital Age

    Children’s Literature in a Digital Age

    Bill Gleason, Professor, English Department, and Acting Director of the Program in American Studies, discusses the explosive growth in digital media for children’s literature. He explores the relationship between what this digital technology enables us to do and the kinds of reading and learning experiences it offers children and young adults, as well as readers of all ages. Presented as part of Alumni Day 2012.

    • 54 min
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    Young Adult Literature: Growth, Crossover Appeal, and The Hunger Games

    Young Adult Literature: Growth, Crossover Appeal, and The Hunger Games

    Bill Gleason, Professor, English Department, and Acting Director for the Program in American Studies, discusses the monumental growth of Young Adult (YA) literature and its success as a crossover genre, with The Hunger Games trilogy a prime example of this popular phenomenon in appealing to both adult and youth readers. Presented as part of Alumni Day 2012.

    • 14 min
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    Masterpieces of Late-Nineteenth Century French Painting in the Princeton University Art Museum

    Masterpieces of Late-Nineteenth Century French Painting in the Princeton University Art Museum

    Caroline Harris, Curator of Education and Academic Programs at the Princeton University Art Museum, presents various masterpieces of late-nineteenth century French painting and explains their significance within historical and artistic contexts. She discusses the techniques of Manet, Monet, Renoir, Cezanne, Degas, and others associated with Impressionism and Post-Impressionism to describe the complications of defining these movements. Presented as part of Alumni Day 2012.

    • 58 min
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    Words vs. Music: The Song from Plato to Bono

    Words vs. Music: The Song from Plato to Bono

    Nigel Smith, William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature and Professor of English, describes the interplay between lyrical poetry, rhythm, and music in the form of the song. From classical music to Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and others, the importance of the collaboration between words and music is demonstrated through examples of songs over time. Presented during the 2011 Fall Football Lectures series.

    • 58 min
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    Greek Tragedy and Us

    Greek Tragedy and Us

    Denis Feeney, Professor of Classics and Giger Professor of Latin, explains the peculiar art form of Greek tragedy and its resonance with modern times. Presented as part of Alumni Day 2011.

    • 59 min
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    Religion, Ethics, and Politics Lecture

    Religion, Ethics, and Politics Lecture

    Eric Gregory, Professor of Religion, discusses historical perspectives on religion and politics, citing the influences of Augustine of Hippo, Reinhold Niebuhr, and John Rawls (among others) upon democratic ideals and current political thought. Presented as part of the Alumni Studies course, "Religion Today," Spring 2009.

    • 1h 26 min

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