The Metaverse is Not Just For Marvel, Says Kevin Richards

Kevin Richards, Lecturer and Outreach Coordinator in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, defines the “metaverse” as the embodied Internet. His research follows the work of John Dewey who argued that the more immersed people are in what they’re doing, the more they’ll remember and be able to learn.

Robert Holub Explains Nietzsche’s Jewish Problem

Robert Holub, Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor and Chair of the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, studies 19th and 20th century intellectual, cultural, and literary history, especially Friedrich Nietzsche, Heinrich Heine, German realism, and literary and aesthetic theory. He discusses the historical setting of Nietzsche and how this impacts the ways we understand his writing.

The Tension Between the Practical and the Impractical: Reitter Describes the Crisis in Humanities

Paul Reitter, Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures, studies German-Jewish culture, the history of higher education, modernism, and critical theory, among other areas. His most recent book, co-authored with Chad Wellmon, is Permanent Crisis: The Humanities in a Disenchanted Age, which examines the long history of the Humanities being described in terms of crisis.