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Using Literature to Know Ourselves

Alternative title
Episode 230
Synopsis
Podcast hosted by Greg LaBlanc. When we read fiction, our brains are able to suspend our awareness of the fiction so we can fully immerse ourselves in the story we’re reading. When this happens, we are able to think about our own lives and personal beliefs in the context of the story. Leonard Barkan, professor of literature and classics at Princeton, has had this experience over and over in his life when it comes to the work of Shakespeare. His new book, Reading Shakespeare Reading Me, details the different personal revelations he’s had throughout the course of his life through reading or watching Shakespeare’s play. Leonard and Greg discuss the role of art in modern society, how we should all approach our personal reading practices to get the most out of it and the power of seeing Shakespeare’s plays performed on stage.
Series
Unsiloed with Greg Lablanc
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Audio; Video
Transmission details
4 Jan 2023
Duration
44 mins

Additional Details

Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
King Lear; Winter’s Tale, The
Subjects
Drama; English language and literature; Shakespeare
Keywords
Neurolinguistics

Notes

General
Audio version available to download from Apple Podcasts at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/230-using-literature-to-know-ourselves-feat-leonard-barkan/id1566956045?i=1000592456050

Online Availability

Online URL
https://youtu.be/rCj79iEOzW4

Distributor

Name

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Name

YouTube

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