Tag Archives: Literature

Stephen Fry on What Makes Us Human

I’ve always enjoyed Stephen Fry. More than many celebrities or personalities, he seems particularly capable of cutting through the noise and being vulnerable in a way that makes others want to meet him in that space. It’s difficult not to … Continue reading

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Tony Hoagland – A Color of the Sky

A COLOR OF THE SKY—TONY HOAGLAND (from What Narcissism Means to Me) Windy today and I feel less than brilliant, driving over the hills from work. There are the dark parts on the road                      when you pass through clumps of wood    … Continue reading

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Friere’s ‘Pedagogy of the Oppressed’ – with Noam Chomsky

Below is a very interesting talk on Paolo Friere’s landmark text on the development of critical consciousness in students.  Definitely worth a watch.

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Poetry Makes Nothing Happen

As an artist and as a student of art, I’ve spent a lot of time contemplating the role and importance of art in the world.  With so much suffering and turmoil, there are times when the pursuit of expression can … Continue reading

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David Harvey – Crises of Capitalism (Animation)

 

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David Foster Wallace Interview (Animated)

David Foster Wallace is probably one of the most brilliant men to have written and taught literature in the past few decades.  I’m always impressed by what he has to say.  It’s always lucid and on-point.  I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

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The Machine is Us/ing Us

This is an interesting video that invites the reader to rethink the nature of the written word.  What is a text to you?

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Jeffrey McDaniel – Middle Age

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John Green’s Crash Course: Literature (and Why Reading it is Important)

If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you likely know I’m a pretty big fan of John Green.  He’s a fantastic YA author, video blogger, and all-around Nerd.  How could you not love John Green?  To make him … Continue reading

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Matthew Dickman – Getting it Right

  Getting it Right Your ankles make me want to party, want to sit and beg and roll over under a pair of riding boots with your ankles hidden inside, sweating beneath the black tooled leather; they make me wish … Continue reading

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