Welcome to Brilliant Minds

A companion site for courses by Peter Arcese on classics, contemporary literature, and the arts ... Here you will find items related to our readings and discussions ... Ideas, images, background information, suggested readings, bibliographies, and notes on related performances, all find a presence here ... Enjoy your reading and check back regularly for new posts!


Readings in Mythology

As we approach reading Ovid's Metamorphoses for Brilliant Minds this Fall, here are links to some background reading on Greek mythology:

Roberto Calasso, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony
https://amzn.to/2PEg7Dx

Jean-Pierre Vernant, The Universe, Gods, and Men 
https://amzn.to/3fJY5dG

Timothy Gantz, Early Greek Myth (2 volumes)
https://amzn.to/2XJAFPr
https://amzn.to/31CUqJI

Robert Graves, The Greek Myths
https://amzn.to/2PzSj3U

Edith Hamilton, Mythology
https://amzn.to/2XEwUuP

Bernini’s Apollo and Daphne (Artsy)
https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-berninis-apollo-daphne-unnerving-depiction-unwanted-desire

Picasso Prints, "Myths, Minotaurs, and Muses" (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
https://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/806.html


Sunday Q&A - 7/26 - Recording & Links

Here is the audio as well as links to referenced articles and video:

Audio: Sunday Q&A 20200726 audio

Bernadine Evaristo video at: https://literacytrust.org.uk

Maureen Corrigan review at NPR:

Waterstones interview:

New York Times: Looking at Epic Poetry

Aeon: Nostalgia reimagined

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Books

LA Times: Elena Ferrante interview

NY Times on Zadie Smith: Intimations


More on An American Sunrise

Here are a few additional select links and resources for Joy Harjo's An American Sunrise:

Review at NPR
https://www.npr.org/2019/08/14/750502736/in-an-american-sunrise-joy-harjo-speaks-with-a-timeless-compassion

Review at New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/books/review/an-american-sunrise-poems-joy-harjo.html

Overview and Introduction at the NEA
https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/an-american-sunrise

Stomp Dance at Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomp_dance

Mound Builders at Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mound_Builders

Muscogee language lesson


Sunday Q&A - 7/19 - recording with links

Audio

https://www.dropbox.com/s/03vu4mauth4773d/Sunday%20Q%26A%2020200719%20audio_only.m4a?dl=0

NYTimes Article

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/us/muscogee-creek-nation-oklahoma.html?searchResultPosition=1

NYTimes Opinion

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/opinion/mcgirt-oklahoma-muscogee-creek-nation.html

SCOTUS

https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-9526_9okb.pdf

1866 Treaty

https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/u-s-treaty-creek-nation-1866/

Louis Erdrich, The Round House

https://amzn.to/39aRzLz

Jane Alison on Narrative

https://amzn.to/32A4aqo