Saturday, November 10, 2018

Extraordinary Discourse 405

Gifts Of Gab

For You!

What we do, in English, and in the humanities more broadly, what we teach, what we celebrate and investigate, is human particularity. That is why we become obsessed with individual authors, why we savor specificities of phrasing, why we pounce upon and explore a single word. It’s why we value, above all, writers capable of telling many different stories, populated by many varieties of being, articulated in a kaleidoscope of styles. It’s why I, personally, have always been most fascinated by playwrights, from Aeschylus to August Wilson: Dialogue releases us from the monologues of one mind, clan, tradition.
Death of an English major
By Gary Taylor, Special to the Tampa Bay Times
November 9, 2018

Friday, November 9, 2018

Men and War

From the audio series, The World Owes You A Living