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Making a Literature: Black Writing and Jim Crow (Distinguished Fellow Lecture)

Kenneth Warren, professor of English at the University of Chicago and the R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow for 2010–11, examines how the rise of segregation in the late 19th century created an imperative among black writers to produce a distinctive African American literature.

54 MIN2011 MAR 3
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Making a Literature: Black Writing and Jim Crow (Distinguished Fellow Lecture)

Pasadena and the Making of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

Charlotte Perkins Gilman came to Pasadena to live in 1888. Here she wrote “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” a harrowing story of a woman’s descent into madness, fueled by her own experience. Helen Horowitz, professor of history, Smith College, and the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow at The Huntington in 2010–11, considers Gilman’s life in Pasadena and the making of the story.

41 MIN2010 NOV 10
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Pasadena and the Making of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

"A Kind of Character in thy Life:" Shakespeare and the Character of History (Martin Ridge Lecture)

History is usually seen as a grand narrative across nations and across time; for Shakespeare it was individualized, the story of characters inscribed onto lives. Peter Holland, professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, examines how our stories about Shakespeare's own life offer a new perspective on Shakespeare's histories.

72 MIN2010 MAY 11
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"A Kind of Character in thy Life:" Shakespeare and the Character of History (Martin Ridge Lecture)
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Latest Episodes

Making a Literature: Black Writing and Jim Crow (Distinguished Fellow Lecture)

Kenneth Warren, professor of English at the University of Chicago and the R. Stanton Avery Distinguished Fellow for 2010–11, examines how the rise of segregation in the late 19th century created an imperative among black writers to produce a distinctive African American literature.

54 MIN2011 MAR 3
Comments
Making a Literature: Black Writing and Jim Crow (Distinguished Fellow Lecture)

Pasadena and the Making of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

Charlotte Perkins Gilman came to Pasadena to live in 1888. Here she wrote “The Yellow Wall-Paper,” a harrowing story of a woman’s descent into madness, fueled by her own experience. Helen Horowitz, professor of history, Smith College, and the Los Angeles Times Distinguished Fellow at The Huntington in 2010–11, considers Gilman’s life in Pasadena and the making of the story.

41 MIN2010 NOV 10
Comments
Pasadena and the Making of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wall-Paper”

"A Kind of Character in thy Life:" Shakespeare and the Character of History (Martin Ridge Lecture)

History is usually seen as a grand narrative across nations and across time; for Shakespeare it was individualized, the story of characters inscribed onto lives. Peter Holland, professor of English at the University of Notre Dame, examines how our stories about Shakespeare's own life offer a new perspective on Shakespeare's histories.

72 MIN2010 MAY 11
Comments
"A Kind of Character in thy Life:" Shakespeare and the Character of History (Martin Ridge Lecture)
the END
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