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"


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.


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):

https://shc.stanford.edu/multimedia/representations-race-and-ethnicity-art-and-literature

Representations of Race and Ethnicity in Art and Literature


Sunday Q&A - 5/3

Here’s a link to our discussion. I offered a four-step method that you can use to create a reading journal or annotated bibliography. Or just as a way to prepare for and review our readings. We also found ourselves continuing our conversation on Flannery O’Connor and Obreht’s Inland.

Sunday Q&A - 5/3 - Audio

So, here also are links to reviews on Inland and interviews with Obreht:

Articles:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/19/tea-obreht-reimagines-the-western

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/books/review/tea-obreht-inside-list.html

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/ghosts-are-always-there-an-interview-with-tea-obreht-on-inland/

Video:

https://www.wbur.org/events/494890/a-conversation-with-tea-obreht

https://youtu.be/eQ65BZVnUqM

https://youtu.be/3kLHchgcg70