Department News and Faculty Books Archive


Justin Bledin in Semantics & Pragmatics

Justin Bledin’s paper “What Ifs”, co-authored with Kyle Rawlins (Cognitive Science), has been accepted for publication in Semantics and Pragmatics.


Justin Bledin in Journal of Semantics

Assistant Professor Justin Bledin’s paper “Resistance & Resolution: Attentional Dynamics in Discourse” (co-authored with Kyle Rawlins of Cognitive Science) has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Semantics.


Chris Lebron in The Atlantic

Associate Professor Chris Lebron has an article in the November 2018 issue of The Atlantic. Professor Lebron has a review essay on two memoirs: Heavy: An American Memoir by Kiese Laymon and There Will Be No Miracles Here by Casey Gerald.


Sextus Empiricus: Against Those in the Disciplines

Sextus Empiricus: Against Those in the Disciplines
Sextus Empiricus: Against Those in the Disciplines (Pros Mathematikous, also known by the abbreviated title M 1-6) deals with six specialized fields of study: grammar, rhetoric, geometry, arithmetic, astrology, and music. In sceptical fashion, it questions the credentials of those who claim to have expert knowledge in these fields. It is the least well known of […]


A book review in The Nation

The Nation has published a review by Associate Professor Chris Lebron of Charles Mills’ new book Black Rights/White Wrongs: A Critique of Racial Liberalism.


Chris Lebron wins Hiett Prize

Associate Professor Christopher Lebron is the 2018 winner of the Hiett Prize in the Humanities, awarded each year to an early-career scholar in the humanities whose work promises to have an especially significant impact on contemporary culture. More details can be found on The Hub.


Graduate Student Alex Englert receives Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship

Alex Englert has received a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship for 2018. The Newcombe Fellowships are awarded by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and are the nation’s most prestigious award for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences addressing questions of ethical and religious values. His dissertation is titled Evolving the Highest […]