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Select lectures and conversations from the New York Institute for the Humanities' forty-year archive.
||CleanSusan Sontag: Illness as Metaphor||In October of 1977, Susan Sontag delivered one of the institute’s five James Lectures for that year. Her topic was “Illness as Metaphor”. She explored the truth that it was no longer possible, as she wrote, “to take up one’s residence in the..||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanChristopher Hitchens and James Fenton: Hitch-22||Season 1, Episode 3||10/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanV.S. Naipaul (part 2): A Bend in the River||The work of V.S. Naipaul, who died in August 2018 at age 85, provided an excoriating examination of what it means to be a colonial and postcolonial subject. In 1979, the novelist paid a visit to NYU in order to deliver the James Lectures at the New...||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanV.S. Naipaul (part 1) : In A Free State||The work of V.S. Naipaul, who died in August 2018 at age 85, explored the depths of the postcolonial experience, beginning with his youth in his native Trinidad. In 1979, the novelist visited NYU to deliver the New York Institute for the Humanities’..||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Introduction to NYIH Studios||Welcome to the New York Institute for the Humanities podcast. Learn more about the history of the Institute and our shows.||9/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Elizabeth Holtzman||As a new member of Congress in 1973, Elizabeth Holtzman participated in deliberations over the possible impeachment of Richard Nixon. In this lecture given in 2006, she reflects on the legacy of impeachment from Nixon to Bill Clinton and argues for...||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|