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Sunday Q&A - 5/31

I wasn't able to record our Zoom session, but I have compiled a list of authors we discussed, along with additions. You'll also find two links: one to an interesting article on LitHub about expanding the canon of Black writers, and links to the podcast I referenced during our session. 

Chinua Achebe, Chiamanda Ngozi Adichie, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jericho Brown, Octavia Butler, Edwidge Danticat, W.E.B Du Bois, Ralph Ellison, Alex Haley, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Marlon James, Naguib Mahfouz, Toni Morrison, Helen Oyeyemi, Claudia Rankine, Tayeb Salih, Zadie Smith, Natasha Tretheway, Derek Walcott, Alice Walker, Jesmyn Ward, Colson Whitehead, John Edgar Wideman, Richard Wright

And consider this article posted at LitHub:

Toward an Expanded Canon of Black Literature

The panel discussion I mention from Stanford Humanities Center (first link is to the website, the second is to the same as a podcast):

Representations of Race and Ethnicity in Art and Literature

Sunday Q&A - 5/24

This Memorial Day Weekend, we considered the theme of memory in literature. Here are links to the recordings:

Audio Sunday Q&A 5/24

Video Sunday Q&A 5/24 

Here also are links to items referenced:

The Poet's Dictionary, William Packard

The Art of Poetry Writing, William Packard

Ubi sunt (Wikipedia entry)

Mnemosyne (Wikipedia entry)

Anagnorisis (Wikipedia entry)

Proust, Excerpt from Remembrance of Things Past 

The Interdisciplinary Eye - Music links

For our second session, I will be referencing musical works. Since we will be listening to segments during the talk, I've compiled the links below for you to preview and review at more length when convenient:






Frank Martin







Vidales (Basho)


Sunday Q&A - 5/17

Great to see you today and have a conversation! Below is the audio recording and two links referenced in our discussion.

Topic: Sunday Q&A - 5/17
Audio recording, on what you want from a book, and what you're reading between semesters

Christopher Logue, All Day Permanent Red (rendering of early sections of the Iliad)

Benjamin Dreyer, Dreyer's English, master editor tells all

Elinor Carruci,, vulnerability and intimacy in photography 


The Interdisciplinary Eye

How do images in literature, art, and music work together?

Tuesday mornings: May 12, 19, 26

We look at how imagery in poetry, drama, and the novel activates the sensory imagination in the reader’s experience. We then look at how music and musical imagery provokes emotion, memory, and narrative. Finally, we look at how images in drawing, painting, and photography create stories.

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  • A series of three one-hour lectures via Zoom
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