World Literature Podcasting - Improve your knowledge of English literature and the English language

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http://www.worldliteraturepodcasting.com
Description
World Literature Podcasting provides a podcast series exploring a selection of the classics from the world of literature. The purpose of this series is to enhance the listener's knowledge and understanding of notable works of literature of the Western world. Each conversation is complemented with a full transcript of the talk as well as a page of discussion and comprehension questions and further recommended reading. The first two podcasts are free, after that a free 2 minute preview will be provided and the full audio file and/or transcript may be purchased at www.worldliteraturepodcasting.com.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2017-11-27 15:43
last episode published
2008-10-06 12:15
publication frequency
36.69 days
Contributors
World Literature Podcasting author   owner  
Explicit
false
Number of Episodes
14
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Categories
Society & Culture Education Higher Education Literature Language Courses Arts

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
6.10.2008

Podcast #14 - Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights - Part 2 Preview

Durga and Mark introduce and comment on: The central figure of the enigmatic Heathcliff; The 'threshold' sense of the gothic and the psychological; The dual narratives and a shifting sense of the two Catherines. This session discusses some dramatic and...
6.10.2008

Podcast #13 - Emily Bronte: Wuthering Heights - Part 1 Preview

Durga and Mark introduce and comment on: Biographical facts and influences in the narrative; The locale and cultural setting of the narrative; Dramatic and poetic qualities of the language. This session discusses the biographical and historical influen...
5.10.2008

Podcast #12 - Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D'Urbervilles – Part 2 Preview

Durga and Mark introduce and comment on: The central figure of Tess and her struggle with two men; The psychological and economic influences in male and female characters; The dramatic conflict between determinism and chance. This session discusses the...
5.10.2008

Podcast #11 - Thomas Hardy: Tess of the D'Urbervilles – Part 1 Preview

Durga and Mark introduce and comment on: Biographical facts and influences in the narrative; The locale and cultural setting of the narrative; Dramatic and metaphorical qualities of the language. This session discusses the biographical and historical i...
5.10.2008

Podcast #10 - Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House – Part 2 Preview

Durga and Mark introduce and comment on: The central figure of Nora and her struggle with a changing consciousness of her role and self; The psychological and economic motives of male and female characters; The influence of the past as a disruptive for...
5.10.2008

Podcast #9 - Henrik Ibsen: A Doll's House – Part 1 Preview

Durga and Mark introduce and comment on: biographical facts and influences in the narrative; the locale and cultural setting of the narrative; dramatic and metaphorical qualities of the language. This session discusses the biographical and historical i...
1.06.2008

Podcast #8 - Anna Karenina: Tolstoy – Part 2 Preview

Mark and Durga introduce and comment on: the dual focus on Levin and Anna; Anna's devotion to others and the 'trap' that leads to her tragic downfall; Tolstoy's optimistic ending. This session discusses the search for happiness by two focal characters ...
1.06.2008

Podcast #7 - Anna Karenina: Tolstoy – Part 1 Preview

Mark and Durga introduce and comment on: a retrospective comparison of major female characters in the podcasts to date; biographical facts and influences on the narrative; the locale and cultural setting of the narrative. This session discusses the bio...
1.03.2008

Podcast #6 - Madame Bovary: Gustave Flaubert – Part 2 Preview

Mark and Durga introduce and comment on: the husband of Madame Bovary; the status and outlook of Madame Bovary; the woman's struggle for sexual expression and 'happiness' in provincial middle class society. This session discusses the stifling and fanta...
14.11.2007

Podcast #5 - Madame Bovary: Gustave Flaubert – Part 1 Preview

Durga and Mark introduce and comment on: biographical facts and influences in the narrative; the locale and cultural setting of the narrative; aspects of the modern novel identified in the narrative. This session discusses the biographical and historic...
26.08.2007

Podcast #4 - William Shakespeare: Hamlet - Part 2 Preview

Mark and Durga continue their conversation about the two main female influences on Hamlet, this time focusing on the character of Ophelia. This session discusses the 'passivity' of Ophelia; Hamlet's treatment of Ophelia; the role of Ophelia's brother a...
29.07.2007

Podcast #3 - William Shakespeare: Hamlet - Part 1 Preview

Mark and Durga introduce and comment on Hamlet's place in world literature as one of the most complex plays ever written; the role of the ghost and the theme of revenge; Gertrude's character: 'seeming virtuous' Queen, or pragmatic woman of the world?
8.07.2007

Podcast #2 - Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales – Part 2

Geoffrey Chaucer's depiction of female characters: their view on their role in life, and their view of love.
17.06.2007

Podcast #1 - Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales – Part 1

Mark and Durga introduce and comment on the Wife of Bath's Tale; the tale as a comedy of manners and the woman's struggle for power in the battle of the sexes.