Amlit Readers: American Literature, Culture, And History Podcast

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Sinopse

Discussion of American literature, culture, and history; connects readers to books; and offers analysis of famous first lines from books.

Episódios

  • Robert Frost Poetry

    16/05/2021 Duração: 33min

    Discussion of Robert Frost, his poems, and place within literary modernism Check out YouTube video here: LINK   Get in touch @profomalley

  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Day 6

    20/04/2021 Duração: 16min

    Discussion of Moby-Dick Chapters 90-end. Check out YouTube video here: LINK   Get in touch @profomalley

  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Day 5

    05/04/2021 Duração: 42min

    Overview of Moby-Dick Chapters 90-end. Comparing Ishmael and Ahab with a look at Chapter 47, The Mat-Maker, the figure of Pip as inspired by King Lear’s Fool and Ahab as a tragic figure   Check out YouTube video here: LINK   Get in touch @profomalley

  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Day 4

    09/03/2021 Duração: 32min

    Overview of Chapters 46-90 with an emphasis on Chapter 54, The Town-Ho Story, that often stalls readers progression through Melville's Moby-Dick with a quick preview of the shortest Chapter 122, Midnight Aloft -- Thunder and Lightning --- Check out youtube video here: LINK Get in touch @profomalley

  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Day 3

    02/03/2021 Duração: 22min

    Get started reading Moby-Dick chapters Chapter 1-45 with an emphasis on Chapter 36 The Quarter-Deck. Check out the youtube video of the lecture: LINK Get in touch @profomalley  

  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Day 2

    20/02/2021 Duração: 23min

    Get started reading Moby-Dick chapters 1-45. Check out the youtube video of the lecture: LINK Get in touch @profomalley

  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, Day 1

    14/02/2021 Duração: 40min

    Introduction to the first pages and chapters of Herman Melville's novel Moby-Dick. Check out the youtube video of the lecture: LINK Get in touch @profomalley

  • Choice Book, Day 1

    15/06/2020 Duração: 23min
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter Day 2 (parts i and ii)

    26/05/2020 Duração: 30min

    For Wednesday, May 27, 2020

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter Day 1

    23/05/2020 Duração: 24min

    Reading The Scarlet Letter, Chapters 1-5

  • Congratulations UNK Phi Eta Sigma 2020 Graduates

    08/05/2020 Duração: 20min

    Listen to a message from Phi Eta Sigma faculty adviser to graduating college seniors with tips on how to mark this special occasion during a time of social distancing.  Congratulations Class of 2020!  Mentioned in passing: Malcolm Goldsmith's "What Got You Here Won't Get You There"; Theodore Roosevelt's "Man in the Arena" (speech); Olaudah Equiano's Autobiography; Henry David Thoreau's "Walden"; "Wicked" (musical). You can also watch the episode on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPv1stC4sSA&feature=youtu.be 

  • Burr by Gore Vidal: First-Line Book Club

    17/11/2019 Duração: 37min

    Introduce yourself to Gore Vidal’s Burr (1973) with a book-club discussion of its first line. An “it” book from 1973 Texts/authors mentioned in passing: Harold Bloom’s The Western Canon, Hamilton (musical), Ron Chernow’s Alexander Hamilton (biography), Leonora Sansay’s The Secret History: The Horrors of Santo Domingo, Michael Drexler and Ed White’s The Traumatic Colonel: The Founding Fathers, Slavery, and the Phantasmatic Aaron Burr, Best Enemies (documentary), Cross Fire (tv show), Nixon (film), Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Washington Irving, The Onion (satire), Saturday Night Live, Shakespeare in Love (film), Walt Whitman, Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Edwards’s “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” Charles Brockden Brown’s Arthur Merwyn, Gore Vidal’s Lincoln Tina Jordan article in NYTimes here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/books/beach-reads-summer.html You can also watch this episode on  https://youtu.be/PMND6DtPoeQ Get in touch @profomalley To join the First-Line Book Club click here: h

  • Dutch House by Ann Patchett: First-Line Book Club

    03/11/2019 Duração: 28min

    Introduce yourself to Ann Patchett’s The Dutch House (2019) with a book-club discussion of its first line. Texts/authors mentioned in passing: Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto and Truth and Beauty, Lucy Grealy’s Autobiography of a Face, Elizabeth McCracken (author), Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables, Arundhati Roy’s God of Small Things, Henry James’s Turn of the Screw, Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited, Bethany Frankel, A Place of Yes, James Joyce’s Dubliners, Willa Cather’s My Antonia, Olive Ann Burns’s Cold Sassy Tree, Noah Saterstorm (artist), Parnassus Books (bookstore) You can also watch this episode on  https://youtu.be/am2Szuy1_Tc Get in touch @profomalley To join the First-Line Book Club click here: https://bookclubz.com/clubs/6404/join/71bf3c/

  • Educated by Tara Westover: First-Line Book Club

    25/10/2019 Duração: 24min

    Introduce yourself to Tara Westover’s Education (2018) with a book-club discussion of its first line. Texts/authors mentioned in passing: Virginia Woolf, John Dewey, Toni Morrison’s Sula, Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle (vol. 3), Milan Kundera’s Art of the Novel, Unbearable Lightness of Being, Lucy Grealy’s Autobiography of a Face, Elizabeth Gilbert’s City of Girls You can also watch this episode on  https://youtu.be/HYqB-lt_gA0 Get in touch @profomalley

  • Circe by Madeline Miller: First-Line Book Club

    18/10/2019 Duração: 23min

    Introduce yourself to Madeline Miller’s Circe (2018) with a book-club discussion of its first line. Texts/authors mentioned in passing: Miller’s Song of Achilles, Illiad, Odyssey, Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad, Rick Riordan, David Vann’s Bright Air Black, James Joyce’s Ulysses, Margaret Atwood’s “Circe/Mud Poems” in You Are Happy (poetry), Margaret Atwood’s poem “Spelling” (poetry), Anne Carson, “Autobiography of Red” (poetry), Gregory Maguire's Wicked, Charles Dicken’s David Copperfield, James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s Epistemology of the Closet (literary history), Nicholas Paige’s Before Fiction (literary history) You can also watch this episode on  https://youtu.be/KXBe_313aTk Get in touch @profomalley

  • Andromeda Strain, Love Story, & 100 Years of Solitude: First-Line Book Club

    24/08/2019 Duração: 41min

    Introduce yourself to “It” books of 1970 with a book-club discussion of first pages of Michael Crichton’s Andromeda Strain, Erich Segal's Love Story, and Gabriel García Márquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude Texts/Authors also mentioned in passing: Jurassic Park (book and movie), Congo (book and movie), ER (television series), Love Story (movie), Over Her Dead Body (literary theory), Clarissa, Lolita, The Scarlet Letter, As I Lay Dying, Edgar Allen Poe’s “Philosophy of Composition” (essay), Hillary Clinton’s What Happened (memoir), Stephanie Coontz, from NYTimes, “For Women, Redefining Marriage,” Maya Angelou, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Thomas Hardy’s fiction Wessex County, William Faulkner’s fictional Yoknapatawpha County, Li-Young Lee poems, Slowness, Lady Oracle, Abraham and Isaac story in Genesis, Tina Jordan article in NYTimes: LINK You can also watch this episode on YouTube Get in touch @profomalley

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