"The Wainstein Report and UNC’s Academic Mission" by Ben Mangrum

"Whatever else the Wainstein report suggests, it undeniably demonstrates that big-time college football is housed within the university at the expense of academics."

"Morrissey as Existential Hero" by Kevin Michael Klipfel

"What Morrissey captures is not the pain of being a teenager; he captures—with constant wit and humor that is often overlooked—the underlying struggle of human life, which existential psychology summarizes in four 'givens of existence'..."

"Who Speaks for Populism in Kentucky?" by Bert Clere

"Both [McConnell and Grimes] are running as problem solvers against a perceived elite interest, but each characterizes the nature of that elite interest differently."

"Here’s Looking at You, Danny: Gazing and Scripting in Season 3 of The Mindy Project" by Katie Landers

"Through the episode’s ongoing insistence on narratives that are both female-oriented and female-originated, Kaling takes her oft-discussed focus on the romantic comedy one step further."

Ethos Journal Issue 1.2 is Live

We're pleased to announce the release of Ethos Journal Issue 1.2, "The Academy and Its Futures." This issue encourages an open and critical consideration of ways to reform our academic institutions.

Forum: Cultural Interventions

“Cultural Interventions” is interested in the ways in which culture (pop or otherwise) informs our economics, politics, and our daily judgments.

Forum: Intellectual Spaces

“Intellectual Spaces” explores those institutional centers in which social conventions condense and become organized structures.

Ethos Journal

Our journal serves as a venue for public intellectuals to consider the arts and humanities as powerful forces that help to configure our economics, politics, and everyday existence.
Ethos is a collective of critics, scholars, and public intellectuals ARH_bluesupported by the Institute for Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This digital project provides a space for debating—and indeed producing—powerful cultural ideas through our weekly forums and a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal.

Interested in writing for Ethos? We're seeking contributions from authors interested in topics about the arts, humanities, or public ethics. Many of our contributors are faculty members at universities, graduate students, artists, teachers, or regular bloggers. We welcome interesting topics and posts for consideration. Our weekly forum posts typically run from 300-700 words. If you would like to submit a post, please email Ben Mangrum (bmangrum@email.unc.edu) or Katie Walker (walkerkn@email.unc.edu) with an idea or post.