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.
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…