Humanities 1500: Introduction to the Humanities
Cultural Experiences from the Past to the Future
Lecture and Portfolio Resources:
Class Library Guide
Cultural Experience Report Library Guide
How to Write Bibliography Entries in MLA Style
Links of Interest:
Find numerous works of literature through Literature Online via Galileo.
New Sounds: a show featuring new classical, electronic, avant garde, unusual and world music (click on show archive—down a ways on the right-hand side of the web page—to see a full listing of months with shows; there are over 3000 shows that you can listen to)
The Red-Hot Jazz Archive: a history of jazz before 1930, with historical essays and embedded real audio links
Project Gutenberg: over 20,000 free electronic books from the greatest writers in the world
The Poetry Foundation: free poems from the world’s leading poets
Free Speculative Fiction Online: thousands of fantasy, science fiction, and horror stories from major authors
Baen.com: free science fiction and fantasy
Tor.com: more free science fiction and fantasy
Read new forms of online literature from the Electronic Literature Collection
View thousands of vintage educational, advertising, industrial and amateur films at the Prelinger Archives
Listen to radio tales of the strange and fantastic
See a play at Atlanta’s famous Shakespeare Tavern (highly recommended!)
Visit the High Museum in Atlanta
Tour museums through the Google Art Project
Here is a fun postmodernist exercise. An Italian artist has reimagined what the great paintings of the Renaissance masters would look like if they conformed to 21st century ideals of beauty.
Classical Renaissance sculptures dressed as hipsters
Listen to Flannery O’Connor read “A Good Man is Hard to Find”
Virgil Abloh’s DJ set
Kampaign’s video for “Virgil Abloh”
Virgil Abloh speaking at Harvard
Haiku of Basho
Allora and Calzadilla at the 2011 Venice Biennale
See the Arecibo Observatory
Ted Chiang’s “The Great Silence”
Listen to Tayari Jones read from her novel, Silver Sparrow
NC Theater’s production of Driving Miss Daisy
Highlights from the original Broadway production of Parade
Listen to a monologue from A Song for Coretta
The trailer for the film version of James Dickey’s Deliverance
Dickey discusses and reads his poem, “Cherrylog Road.”
A reading of Sidney Lanier’s “Song of the Chattahoochee”
David Bottoms at Poetry@Tech
Judith Ortiz Cofer reads “Who is the Alien?”
W.E.B Du Bois, Civil Rights Pioneer
Alice Walker reads “Democratic Womanism”
Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech
Jimmy Carter’s “Crisis of Confidence” speech
Brian Eno’s Music for Airports
Bach’s Mass in B Minor
An Introduction to Noh Theater
Dogon Dance, Mali, Africa
Science Fiction Films
Scientific Romance: Things to Come
Pulp SF: Flash Gordon
Golden Age SF: Destination Moon
New Wave SF: Zardoz
Cyberpunk: “True Skin”
Post-Singularity SF: “Rogue Farm”
Estrangement: “The Cave”
Future history: Neil deGrasse Tyson’s trailer for The Martian
The Romantic sublime: Shelley’s poem “Mont Blanc”
The science fictional sublime: “Wanderers”
The science fictional grotesque: Tetsuo: The Iron Man
More SF grotesque: John Carpenter’s The Thing
H.P. Lovecraft’s “The Shadow Out of Time”
The Lovecraftian short film “The Deep Ones”
Abiogenesis: a post-singularity vision with a space-operatic, golden-age feel.
Renaissance: golden-age visions of the technological sublime within an obscure new-wave narrative.
Robots of Brixton: a new-wave mingling of robots and today’s British politics.
Sight: the near future as cyberpunk, or a golden-age vision of everyday life the day after tomorrow?
The Awareness: a chilling tale of AI.
Sundays: a lavishly produced dystopia with a new-wave sense of alienation.
Tea Time: steampunk with grrrl power.
Butterflies and Breakfast Cereal: time travel gone askew (when doesn’t time travel go askew?).
“Pumzi”: African Dystopic Afrofuturism.
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