Tag: Edmund Spenser

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #144: Allegory

David Grubbs holds forth with Nathan Gilmour and Michial Farmer about allegory, both as a mode of reading and as a literary genre. The debate hinges on what terms mean in which contexts: is a literary text defective because it’s an allegory, or are there good or bad allegories? Explore that and other questions with…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #125: The Great American Novel

General Introduction – Keeping the seat warm – Danny gets it right! – Listener feedback – Christian Humanist University Personal Definitions – Exemplifying American-ness – The changing representation of Huckleberry Finn – Shakespeare as American author – Subverting the American spirit – Great Novels from other countries The Nationalist Epic – Ex post facto epics…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #95: Plato's Aesthetics

General Introduction – Dry, bleeding Kansas – Hardcore listener feedback Ancient Greek Art – Our access to it – Black and red, figure and background – The Parthenon – Classical tragedy and comedy – Other poetry – Music – What did the statues look like? The Republic and Art – The educational argument – Plato’s…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #94: The Forest

General Introduction – Grubbs is back! – Old English – Snow – Listener feedback Etymology – Not promising – Madness and wood Biblical Forests – The Epic of Gilgamesh – Wildernesses and deserts – Man-eating forests – Trees clapping their hands – Joseph the stonemason Classical Forests – Forests and mountains – Centaurs – Categories…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #79: The Doctor Is In!

General Introduction – Welcome back! – A hot Minnesota August – Nathan’s premature semester – Looking forward to David’s J-Term – Prolegomena to Rock – Listener feedback – Can we get Nathan to rap? – Like us on Facebook Explain the Encyclopedia – A long ride on an elevator – Introduction to Contemporary Christian Theology…

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…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #37: The Italian Renaissance

Season four begins with a bang! General Introduction – Welcome to Season 4 – David remains transient – Michial and his dissertation – That .01 episode from December – What’s on the blog? – The award we won The Origins of This Episode – Filling in the holes left by the CWC – And of…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #34: The Faerie Queene

General Introduction – Hey, there’s four of us! – A needless interruption – What’s on the blog? – David pleases the king Background – A little-read Great Book – Spenser’s social climbing – The messy composition – Disillusionment in the second half? – Personal and civic virtue Let’s Talk Carla – The broad strokes of…