Category Archives: Academia

Carolivia has taught in colleges and universities across the United States, primarily epic and classical literature. She now teaches primarily as an extension of Epic Center Stories, a program she founded in 1986. Epic Center Stories uses the form of epic, a long narrative history, to teach develop a people’s sense fo themselves and their understanding of their place in the world.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Arizona State University.

Carolivia Herron in Debate
Carolivia Herron at Arizona State University, Project Humanities Debate, “Is Truth Overrated?” 2012

I’m finishing out my year as a Project Humanities Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Arizona State University. The Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program highlights the contributions a cross-disciplinary, socially relevant humanist thinker, scholar, and/or artist. It brings their unique passion and perspective to ASU students.

At ASU I met with faculty and students, gave public lectures, participated in panels and symposia, and taught students.

And next,

I’ll return soon to tell you about my other academic joys: Homer, Vergil, Dante, Milton, Hip hop, Star Trek, African American Epic Tradition, the Hebraic Strain of African American Literature, Hebrew, Greek . . . and all the really good novels and novelists, Carlos Fuentes, Thomas Mann, Sigrid Undset, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Toni Cade Bambara, Dostoevsky, Balzac, Proust, Ellison, Melville, Baldwin, Hurston, Wright, Pratchett, Tolstoy, Faulkner…