Tag Archives: Western Culture

Classrooms and Correctness

David Denby discusses his book Great Books: My Adventures with Homer, Rousseau, Woolf, and Other Indestructible Writers of the Western World. Stanley Fish discusses his new book, Professional Correctness, which is an account of literary studies and political change. 852 … Continue reading

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The Death of Satan

Literary scholar Andrew Delbanco [NHC Fellow 1990-91, 2002-03] discusses his book, The Death of Satan: How Americans Have Lost the Sense of Evil. Delbanco explains the ways Americans have conceptualized and described evil in political, cultural, and literary terms from … Continue reading

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Changing Political Bodies

Thomas Pavel discusses the political collapse of communism in central and eastern Europe. At the time of this interview, he was professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. In the second segment [at 13:20], Thomas Laqueur discusses changing notions of … Continue reading

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