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University to Celebrate Life and Legacy of Poet Gwendolyn Brooks

February 22, 2017

Faculty Fellow and Principal Investigator of the Outsider Writing research project John Wilkinson discusses the upcoming Centennial Brooks celebration honoring Gwendolyn Brooks. 

Stone thresholds

January 18, 2017

In a new paper, Faculty Fellow John Wilkinson considers three kinds of aesthetic experiences elicited by a set of artworks that depict a threshold between the human and the non-human. Wilkinson, a Professor in the Department of English and Chair for Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Chicago, is the principal investigator on the Outsider Writing collaborative research project at the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society.