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 - 7/12 - and resources for Flights

Sunday Q&A - 7/12/2020 audio

 

Poems referenced:

Ithaka, Cavafy

Ulysses, Tennyson

Canto 26, Inferno, Dante

 

Olga Tokarczuk video/interviews:

 

https://youtu.be/efyBd1JPk1g

https://youtu.be/NtRu30jwZuk

https://youtu.be/0o_clmBrpQs

https://youtu.be/0jnge9K9moI

https://youtu.be/P7GRC8xfE9A

 

Flights - print reviews:

New Yorker

NY Times

The Guardian

Washington Post

 


Sunday Q&A 7/5 and more on Kelman

Hi all, here is the audio of our Q&A in which we discussed Kelman, with video clips, copied below, and concluded with a discussion on McCarthy.

Sunday Q&A audio

Kelman interview and reading:

Keep in mind that Kelman often writes a stream of consciousness with the shape of thought. An influence is Samuel Beckett. See this clip of Beckett's "Not I" with comments by actor Billie Whitelaw:


Some Context for Kelman

If you're struggling a bit with James Kelman's, That Was a Shiver, these articles and videos provide some context:

A review from The Guardian

Article and Interview, also The Guardian

TEDx talk about Scots language and experience

Gang culture in Glasgow

On the role of race and ethnicity in gang membership, see this article Changing Course

On a lighter note, two language oriented comedy sketches:

Elevator Recognition

Pub Patter