"Hell Hath No Fury" by Pablo Maurette

"If you thought that after Griffith, Fellini, and Coppola nobody could use Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries in a film effectively, think again."

"Glimpses of the Infinite in Luc Besson’s Lucy" by Sarah Kuczynski

"While Lucy espouses an appreciation for the infinite, Besson’s film can only hiccup towards a glimpse of such an unfathomable expanse."

"Let’s Get Dirty with Hamlet" by Katherine Walker

"[W]ith almost dizzying speed the play brings us up to considerations of the high heavens and yet suddenly brings us back to the muddied, materiality of everyday existence."

"Seeing Pictures of Dead People: Representing Trauma" by Sarah Boyd

"Do we look at such photographs as voyeurs, making the experience vaguely exploitative or pornographic? Do we turn away, refusing to look out of respect for the dead? Or do we force ourselves to look, despite the discomfort, so we can know and feel for these people?"

"Abolishing Deserve" by Rhys Southan

"We should beware 'bros' trying to inform us what they deserve, but could we go further and get rid of 'deserve' entirely?"

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.