Sunday Q&A - 6/28 & Additional links

Here is the audio of our Sunday Q&A for 6/28, as well as additional links related to our class and discussions.

Sunday Q&A - 6/28 - Audio

Hal Foster, The Anti-Aesthetic

William James:

A well composed article by Maria Popova on William James' and Transcendent Experience

The Varieties of Religious Experience - a PDF download from Project Gutenberg

Ralph Waldo Emerson:

Emerson, "Nature" (about 2/3rds of the way in you'll find the "transparent eyeball" quotation

Emerson's Transparent Eyeball, an article by Lois M. Eveleth

Rudolf Otto:

Wikipedia entry

The Idea of the Holy

Summary of the Otto's concept of the "numinous"


More links related to The Overstory

Richard Powers—PBS video clip

Barbara Kingsolver, NY Times

The Atlantic

The Guardian

Suzanne Simard—TED Talk

Diana Beresford-Kroeger—Call of the Forest

Peter Wohlleben—The Hidden Life of Trees

Video clip—https://youtu.be/oWj1tWZ2_tg

Book—https://amzn.to/3eIogBV

Robert Adams—Cottonwoods

Thich Nhat Hanh—Interbeing

Christopher Collins—Cognitive Modes


The Overstory -- Links and Resources

Hello Everyone,

Here are links to related to our recent discussion on The Overstory including various references I made during our session. Hope you find them useful. More to follow over the weekend ...

Yves Bonnefoy, Poetry and Photography (about how photography relates to change and time)
https://amzn.to/30PgbqQ

Yggdrasil (the mythological World Tree)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yggdrasil

The Peregrine by J.A. Baker (a masterpiece of writing about the natural world)
https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-beauty-of-j-a-bakers-the-peregrine
https://amzn.to/37BemPH

The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich (a novel structured through linking stories of individual characters over time, including Windigo Dog)
https://amzn.to/2BgBnva

Homer (one of the most epic of all epic similes -- from the Iliad)
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/2563
Just as is the generation of leaves, so also is that of men.
Some leaves the wind spills to the ground, but others the burgeoning wood grows anew, and the springtime comes again. Thus one generation of men grows, another passes away.
(Il. 6.146–49)

The Homecoming (the glass of water - at about 3 minutes into the clip)
https://youtu.be/nv4-XI1hD9o

 


Sunday Q&A - 6/7

Here's a link to the audio of our Sunday Q&A, with a focus on the nature of protest art and literature. Below the recording are links to the articles I referenced. 

Sunday Q&A - 6/7 - Audio

Mohan, Narendra. “Protest and Literature.” Indian Literature, vol. 18, no. 1, 1975, pp. 92–95. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/23333844. Accessed 8 June 2020.

Lauter, Paul. “Teaching Protest Literature.” The Radical Teacher, no. 79, 2007, pp. 8–12. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/20710406. Accessed 8 June 2020.

Vis, Farida, et al. “When Twitter Got #Woke: Black Lives Matter, DeRay McKesson, Twitter, and the Appropriation of the Aesthetics of Protest.” The Aesthetics of Global Protest: Visual Culture and Communication, edited by Aidan McGarry et al., Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2020, pp. 247–266. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctvswx8bm.18. Accessed 8 June 2020.