Cynthia Sowers

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Cindy Sowers

Lecturer, Arts and Ideas in the Humanities Program

Office Location(s): B817 East Quad
Phone: 734.647.4348
cindysrs@umich.edu

  • About

    Cindy Sowers came to the Residential College in 1973.  She is currently a Lecturer IV serving in the Arts and Ideas in the Humanities Program. She is interested in the literature and the visual arts of Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, especially fascinated by the transmission of ancient works through medieval pathways and portals that are often elided or ignored by a later, more enlightened triumphalism.  She is currently obsessed (not too emphatic a term) with the aesthetics of totalitarianism, whether modernist, post- modernist, or contemporary, and the mechanisms by which dissent is both suffocated and furtively squeaked through the hair-line cracks of supposedly impenetrable ideological systems.  In her secret life, she draws and paints, although in a whisper.