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Interchange – The Unknown Knowns of Cultural Diplomacy – WFHB

Richard Wright (left) and fellow delegates at the First Congress of Black Writers and Artists, Paris, 1956.

For today’s episode producer Bella Bravo spoke with poet Juliana Spahr about her book, Du Bois’s Telegram: Literary Resistance and State Containment. This close study of how state interests have shaped contemporary U.S. literature was published by Harvard University Press in 2018.

In Du Bois’s Telegram, Spahr investigates the relationship between politics and art. Her research focuses on the institutional forces at work during three moments in U.S. literature that sought to defy political orthodoxies through challenging linguistic conventions: first, the avant-garde modernism of the early twentieth century; second, the resistance-movement writing of the 1960s and 1970s; and, finally, in the twenty-first century, the abundance of English-language works integrating languages other than English.

 

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Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke Awarded Nobel Prizes in Literature

Connecticut Literary Festival | October 5, 2019 | Hartford, CT

 

An annual celebration of the literary arts here in the center of Connecticut: The Connecticut Literary Festival at Real Art Ways in Hartford.

Source: Connecticut Literary Festival | October 5, 2019 | Hartford, CT

What the Ancient Greeks teach us

The value of Athenian tragedy in an age of anxiety.

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Sandra Steingraber on Rachel Carson, Fracking, and #MeToo in Environmentalism

Rachel Carson at Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Photo by Edwin Bray, 1951.

Sandra Steingraber discusses Rachel Carson and her literary talents, criticism of Silent Spring, the gender politics of environmental science, the documentary Unfractured, fracking in New York and Romania, and the new Library of America collection she edited.

Source: Sandra Steingraber on Rachel Carson, Fracking, and #MeToo in Environmentalism

Sarah Schulman Publishing Triangle Award Speech

Read Sarah Schulman’s acceptance speech from the 2018 Publishing Triangle Awards, where she accepted the Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Source: Sarah Schulman Publishing Triangle Award Speech

Feminize Your Canon: Violette Leduc

VIOLETTE LEDUC.

“She is an extraordinary woman,” Jean Genet would tell people. “She is crazy, ugly, cheap, and poor, but she has a lot of talent.”

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