Humanistic Studies

Artist Cards from Voices Class Spring 2020

August 11, 2020

Moses Jeune, MICA Class of 2020, winner of the Ginsberg Prize for Poetry for 2020

The Humanistic Studies Department is pleased to announce the winner of the Ginsberg Prize for Poetry for 2020, which w was judged this year by faculty member, Unique Robinson. About Moses's entry, Unique said this,

"Moses Jeune describes their poetry as "another extension of my imagery and emotional evocation". The collection is centered in their home state of Florida, a tale of their ever shifting, and often wrenching experiences in becoming. Their poem, "Brad's Honey", zooms the reader directly into a sea of sweat-sweltering anxieties of navigating social scenes, unspoken implicit policies, and eventual surrender to the all too familiar pain of dismissal, amidst a space of "belonging". Each stanza of the poem creates another layer to unpack, drawing up literary and literal contradictions of feeling alone while being fully surrounded, yet never fully seen. The last stanza, "Is it ever worth the one night of hoping for false affection / to step out to places / that'll always grin / when saying no?" hovered unanswered, displaying the vulnerability that we all attempt to stifle."

Thank you to all the applicants for your excellent entries and congratulations to Moses!


Study Freud with Firmin in the Summer

June 8, 2020 to July 3, 2020 | Monday, Wednesday, Friday | 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM | Firmin DeBrabander | Credits: 3.00 | Link to sign up here:

This course offers a chance for in-depth study of an influential 20th-century thinker. 

Readings from: The Interpretation of Dreams, The Psychopathology of Everyday Life, Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious Moses and Monotheism, Totem and Taboo, Beyond the Pleasure Principle

Ginsberg Prize for Poetry Call for Entries 2020