The disciplines involved in humanities research include religion, philosophy, languages, literature and history, among others. Generally, analytical, critical or speculative methods are employed when conducting research in these disciplines. Such study uncovers truths about and offers insight into the human condition. Some examples of humanities research conducted by Emory students are:
The Myth of the Superwoman: Power, Fantasy and Representations of Gender in Popular Visual Culture
Philosophy of Time: Augustine’s “Confessions” and Eliot’s “Four Quartets”
The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot
Civil Religion in America Post-9/11
Salvador Dali: Representations of the Madonna
Pikeville, North Carolina
Double Major: English and Russian Language
Extracurricular Activities: Research, Alloy literary magazine, work-study job
“I am working on the complete prose of T. S. Eliot project. I try to find the different items Eliot references so that the prose can be annotated.
“I have learned that the process of research is hit-and-miss and that it takes time. Sometimes I find what I need exactly where I thought it would be, and other times I find information in an unexpected source. The process also takes time in trying to find the necessary references, and can be frustrating when it takes longer than expected. However, when everything comes together, and I realize how much I have learned, the entire process is worth it.
“Working with Dr. Schuchard has been great. He is really helpful when problems sometimes arise. Working with someone who is so interested in his own research makes the process a better learning experience.”