Interviews on Great Writers
By Oxford University
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A series of interviews with academic experts on a number of great writers. Part of the Great Writers Inspire project.
||CleanOriental Tales and Their Influence||Prof. Warner and Prof. Ballaster begin their conversation with Antoine Galland's translation into French from Arabic of the 'Alf Layla wa-Layla' as the first two volumes of 'Les Mille et Une Nuit' in the first decade of eighteenth century.||26 3 2013||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKipling, the Elton John of his age?||Professor Elleke Boehmer discusses why Kipling's writing, and his poetry of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in particular, launched him to international fame across the British Empire.||8 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPostcolonial Women Writers||Professor Elleke Boehmer notes the distinct lack of women writers on the Post/Colonial Writing page of the Great Writers website, and explores why this is the case.||8 10 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDH Lawrence: A Postcolonial Writer?||Professor Peter McDonald draws on the work of Indian novelist and literary critic, Amit Chaudhuri, to open up new ways of how we can think about D.H. Lawrence, not only as a Modernist, but also as a Post/Colonial writer.||28 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoseph Conrad and Postcoloniality - Part 2: Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim||Professor Peter McDonald talks to Great Writers Inspire about the Post/Colonial aspects of Joseph Conrad's writing.||28 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoseph Conrad and Postcoloniality - Part 1: Conrad and Chinua Achebe||Professor Peter McDonald talks to Great Writers Inspire about the Post/Colonial aspects of Joseph Conrad's writing. In this first part, Peter takes Chinua Achebe's 1975 critique of Conrad as a starting point.||28 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAime Cesaire and Derek Walcott||Jason Allen offers a comparative discussion of two important Caribbean poets and playwrights, Aime Cesaire and Derek Walcott, to emphasize the impact of Caribbean literature upon the postcolonial world.||24 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShakespeare and Voice||Linda Gates, Professor of Voice at Northwestern University (USA) discusses how Shakespeare's poetry and plays lend themselves to vocal performance by discussing how breath can be used to 'punctuate the thought'.||1 8 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Discussion of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'.||Dr Sally Bayley presents an illuminating reading of Emily Dickinson's 'I started early, took my dog'. In her reading, she seeks out allusions to Shakespearean plays including Hamlet and The Merchant of Venice. She then answers questions about the poem.||16 7 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
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