Tag: literary criticism

The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #140: Brave New World

Knowing Our experiences with the novel Neil Postman on why the novel is applicable to our lives Some historical background: Modernism, technology, governing social narratives, and bioethics Reading How this novel compares to other 20th-c. dystopias Sexuality divorced from reproduction The specter of Shakespeare and what books do for us What do they worship in…

Christian Humanist Profiles 52: A Christian Guide to the Classics

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested. So says Francis Bacon; but who will help us design this literary menu? Left to ourselves, often our reading diets consist of empty calories and artificial flavors, or perhaps we starve, unaware of the banquet within easy…

Am I Interdisciplinary?

Students had been saying it for years, but it wasn’t until this semester that I started wondering what it really means when students say I’m not a “real” English professor.  Most don’t mean it as a bad thing; they seem rather to enjoy the break, when they prepare for and attend my classes, from what they…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #21: Literary Criticism

That’s the end of Season 2, folks. We’ve had a great time doing the show, and we’re glad you listen. We explain our summer plans in the show itself. Keep listening, and keep reading! General Introduction – So long, Season 2 – Listener feedback – What’s on the blog? – Our summer plans and our…