Tag: Don DeLillo

Christian Humanist Profiles 45: Literature as Spiritual Experience

There are winners and losers every time intellectual capital changes hands. But the upside of that process is that there are always figures from the past who are ready to be rediscovered and repurposed for a new generation. One of the literary critics who suffered from the poststructuralist revolution in the late 1960s is the…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #129: Ghostbusters

General Introduction – Getting on up there – In almost-Spring Break – Grubbsy’s back! – Listener feedback – Terence Malick – Where to start with Updike – Christian high schools and Christian colleges The Ghostbusters as Academics – Different from one another – Venkman, the academic tick – Spengler and Stantz, the true believers –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #126.1: Postmodernism 101

General Introduction – Snowpocalypse, Round Two – Sprezzatura, sprezzatura – Listener feedback – American folk The Postmodern Condition – The age of networked computers – Incredulity toward metanarratives – Speculation and emancipation – What counts as knowledge(s)? – Description or prescription Foucault – Structuralism begets poststructuralism – Power manifesting itself in society – Pessimistic description…

The Christian Humanist iPod Broadcast, Episode #63: Apocalypses

General Introduction – Welcome to November, from October – Michial’s one-man war on portmanteaux – Buy our mugs! (I mean energy, not internet—we record early in the morning) – Listener mail from a stranger – Mad Dog! Mad Dog! Mad Dog! – English accents – What’s on the web log? Defining the Apocalyptic – Apocalyptic…