"Falstaff’s Afterlives" By Katie Walker

"In Falstaff’s afterlives, we’ve lost the ambiguity, the complexity, and the humanness of the character. Instead, we have virtually every character Chris Farley ever played..."

"The Great Recession and The Good Wife: On TV’s Golden Age of Monomaniacal Workaholics" by David M. Faris

"Our objects of fascination on the small screen are no longer genial 90s-era loafers like Seinfeld’s George Costanza or Friends’ Phoebe Buffay; they are grim workaholics terrified that spending a moment away from the office will lead to economic or geopolitical catastrophe."

"His Brain Is a Flying Carpet and Ours Should Be, Too: The Ideology of Jodorowsky’s Dune" by Rhys Southan

"Jodorowsky’s objective was [...] to make the world more Jodorowsky-esque. His Dune would have been a god and a prophet because it would have been an extension of himself."

"Conversations: The Future of Graduate Studies in the Humanities" by Jane Thrailkill, Matthew Taylor, and Tyler Curtain

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.