Indiana University Research & Creative Activity

Humanities, Then and Now

Volume 29 Number 1
Fall 2006

Table of Contents

Editor's Notes

Abstracts

The Last Page

by Ryan Piurek

What's new about what's ancient? For one thing, it's not just about Greece and Rome any more.

by Jennifer Piurek

What does logic have to do with reasoning in real life?

What happens when you mix Star Trek with Descartes?

by Elizabeth Rosdeitcher

It really is all rhetorical.

by Karen Grooms

Information is power, but only if it's accessible and understood.

by Jeremy Shere

The towering genius who explained gravity and essentially invented the modern scientific method spent nearly 30 years studying alchemy in secret.

by Michael Wilkerson

A dental-hygienist-turned-scholar delves into the history of Hamlet and brings the Bard to her town.

by Lauren J. Bryant

In the online world of Arden, the fun will have some serious intent.

by Ryan Piurek

Using human actors as his sets, award-winning choreographer and director George Pinney goes "beyond fantasy" in his new production.

by Erika Knudson

Once focused on great composers and their genres, the academic study of music now encompasses everything from jazz to John Cage to rap.

Math may be at the heart of musical structure, but few have a handle on how it all works.

by Lauren J. Bryant

Her co-authored Madwoman in the Attic has been called "the book that created a canon." Susan Gubar reflects on gender studies, Virginia Woolf, and Judas.

by Lauren J. Bryant

When the doctrine of a divine plan took root in America, it created a 400-year-long debate that shows no signs of stopping.