Tag: Geoffrey Chaucer

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 #107: Medieval 101

General Introduction  – A busy summer – How we spent our summer vacations – Three big announcements The Middle Ages and Antiquity – The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire – Rhetorical constructs – A slow and varied process – How did the Medievals see themselves? The Middle Ages and the Modern World –…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #98: Ode on a Grecian Urn

General Introduction – We read the poem – Happy snow—happy, happy snow! – No listener feedback The Great Odes of 1819 – What do they have in common? – Experimentation with sonnets – The lyric tradition – Meditations on inner states – What is an ode, anyway? “Grecian Urn” and British Romanticism – The production…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #72: Patience

General Introduction – Listener feedback – Who’s listening? – What’s on the blog? – Formatting a dissertation The Patience of Job – The patience of Job? – Gregory the Great (again!) – Shall we blame his friends? – The plurality of wisdom literature – Interrogating James – Humility and patience New Testament Patience – Fruit…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #61: Euripides

General Introduction – What is a triptych, anyway? – We stand outside of time – What’s on the blog? Euripides the Man – What do we know? – Making fun of Euripides – Misogynist – Troubled loner – The “happy plays” Hippolytus – His unfortunate story – Other sources for the myth – Euripides’ first…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #48: Canons (Within Canons)

General Introduction – The end of an era – What we want on our statues – What’s on the blog? – Freshman comp clichés – More on DVD players in cars What is a Canon? – The Biblical Canon – Inclusion and exclusion – The Western Canon – The six types of criticism and canons…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #47: Travel

General Introduction – The Dennis Miller ratio – What’s on the blog? And where’s that McLaren review? – On the rhetoric trilogy – A string of feel-good clichés Beginning with the Personal – David’s frequent road trips – Nathan’s front porch – Michial stays in the hotel room – Planes, planes, planes – Email us:…

The Christian Humanist, Episode 42: Asceticism

General Introduction – Hey, it’s Spring Break (for some of us) – Good news! – Grubbs apologizes for our hiatus – Why we’re better than the other podcasts – What’s on the blog? – How can you hear Nathan preach? – Casserole X Hebrew Seclusion and Separation – Abra(ha)m leaves the city – Livestock kings…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #39: Town and Country

General Introduction – New segment: Michial Farmer’s world of women’s fashion – Thanks for not writing in – Why Nathan is the left-leaner amongst us – What’s on the blog? Aesop Ipsa Loquitur – Is the country mouse a rube? – Other Greek notions about the polis – Plato’s suburban pharmacy – The importance of…

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 12: Tragedy

This week’s music: The Wallflowers’ “6th Avenue Heartache,” from Bringing Down the Horse (1996). General Introduction – Stamps, pogs, and other collections – What’s on the blog this week? – Response to Sam Mulberry Introduction to Tragedy – Will we all be dead in an hour? – Our fearful, pitiful show – Euripides, Hippolytus, and…