The Lives They Lived: Lauren Berlant
The New York Times Magazine
Journalist Jane Hu remembers the impact Lauren Berlant (English Language and Literature, 1957–2021) had on helping generations of scholars understand how popular culture and everyday civic life are driven by some of their most private—and often painful—desires.
Michael K. Bourdaghs: A Fictional Commons: Natsume Soseki and the Properties of Modern Literature
New Books Network: New Books in Japanese Studies Podcast
Michael K. Bourdaghs (East Asian Languages and Civilizations) examines how literature is an inherently shared experience, which emerges through coming together into a single stream of consciousness.
COVID makes us want to see the future. Too bad we’re not good at it
Agnes Callard (Philosophy) discusses how COVID diverts our attention from the present to the future, where we "fall into a frenzy of prediction."
Augusta Read Thomas, composer
The Samuel Andreyev Podcast
Augusta Read Thomas (Music) talks about how she integrates her work and life to achieve such consistently high-quality work at such a prolific pace as a composer, teacher, and mentor.