Hello and welcome to my Humanities Portfolio!
This is a collection of work I’ve done throughout this year in Humanities 103 and 104 – an interdisciplinary course on history, literature and human experience with a common theme of “Revolution.” The course was structured such that we had 8 total units, each led by a different professor, focusing on a specific subject from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail to post-Auschwitz poetry by Paul Celan. For this portfolio, we were asked to include a few specific elements, such as our favorite papers from the course, as well as our definitions of “Revolution” and “The Humanities,” but we were also asked to include elements of our own choice and creation. As you will see here, much of my work connects (some is even hyper-linked!), some intentionally and some coincidentally. I have enjoyed this course thoroughly and have learned a lot through the lectures, reading material, and many engaging class discussions.
I would like to thank Dr. Denham for leading the course throughout the year as well as my discussion section in the spring, and for his help and support with my papers and portfolio material. Thank you to Dr. Wills for leading my discussion group in the fall and for helping me improve my papers and become a better writer. I would also like to thank all of the Humanities professors, as well as the fellows and guest lecturers we had this year. Special thanks to Anmar and Haley for leading my AT sessions and providing insight on my portfolio and papers. Thank you to Vita for her help with my papers and writing this past semester. Thank you to Julia Tayloe for her help and support with my projects and papers, as well as the other friends who encouraged me to include my personal revolution story in my portfolio and have supported me throughout the process of that revolution. Thank you to all of my peer partners for your patience, and for helping me improve my writing. Thank you to the students who shared their personal revolution stories with me to include in my portfolio. And thank you to all of the Humesters for everything you have taught me through our discussions.