Michial Farmer discusses Toni Morrison’s 1983 short story “Recitatif” with Nathan Gilmour and David Grubbs.
Michial Farmer leads David Grubbs and Nathan Gilmour in a discussion of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s six “terrible sonnets.”
Michial Farmer and Nathan Gilmour talk about banned books and the history of censorship.
General Introduction – We read the poem – Listener feedback – The best listener email ever The Back Story – Laudanum – Seeing images – The disruptive doorbell – The precession of the back story[…]
General Introduction – Where’s Grubbs? – A programming note – Listener feedback C.S. Peirce – What do our sentences mean? – Synthesizing physical phenomena – Peirce as Father of Analytic Philosophy – The scientific method[…]
General Introduction – What’s wrong with the blog? – Our shame in the face of The Pietist Schoolman – The perils of Internet celebrity – Working on our Night Cheese The History of the Book[…]
Tripp Fuller issues a manifesto on seminary education. Did you hear the one about the Hegelian who went to Saint Louis? An encomium for Stanley Fish The science of self-control (and why we should have[…]
In which a small college English teacher complains about high school English teachers and R-1 literature professors The ritual of meaningless questions and predictable answers
On the need for discrimination and prejudice in arts criticism. Paul Williams pleads the case for Sunday School. Claes G. Wyn calls for enduring resolve in the culture wars. Stanley Fish examines the recent Supreme[…]
Stan Hauerwas on why Church is more truthful than “community” and other tidbits (HT Jeff Wright) Robert Woods recounts Russell Kirk’s defense of Giovanni Pico de Mirandola (how’s that for name-dropping?) Are you ****ing kidding[…]