Nathan Gilmour leads Michial Farmer and David Grubbs in a discussion of the 1986 non-classic Top Gun.
Michial Farmer and Nathan Gilmour talk about banned books and the history of censorship.
Nathan Gilmour leads a discussion with Michial Farmer and Danny Anderson about Immanuel Kant’s 1784 essay “What Is Enlightenment?”
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[…]
I sometimes wonder whether I or Emmanuel College‘s New Testament professors teach more lines of Greek writing in a given semester, but in semesters like this one, I have to think I’ve got the edge. As course[…]
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[…]
When human beings want to tell stories, we often speak tales of the warrior. Whether one reads about Saul and David, the holy warlords of ancient Israel, or about Diomedes and Ajax and Achilles of[…]
General Introduction – Listener feedback – Episodes on Borges and Postman? Arête – Excellence and/or virtue – Warriors and excellences – Plato’s expansion of arête – Confucian virtue – Arête and social station – Excellence[…]
General Introduction – The end of the season – On doctoral regalia – Summer courses – Slightly less minor internet celebrities – Ongoing projects Witches in the Bible – Saul and the non-witch of Endor[…]
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[…]