New Books in Literary Studies

Interviews with Scholars of Literature about their New Books

Arts
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Jean-Thomas Tremblay, "Breathing Aesthetics" (D...
An interview with Jean-Thomas Tremblay
60 min
2
Peter Coviello, "Vineland Reread" (Columbia UP,...
An interview with Peter Coviello
52 min
3
Murasaki Yamada, "Talk to My Back" (Drawn & Qua...
An interview with Ryan Holmberg
48 min
4
On Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables"
A Discussion with David Bellos
28 min
5
Kathryn Harkup, "Death By Shakespeare: Snakebit...
An interview with Kathryn Harkup
34 min
6
Peter J. Kalliney, "The Aesthetic Cold War: Dec...
An interview with Peter J. Kalliney
52 min
7
Neilesh Bose, "India After World History: Liter...
An interview with Neilesh Bose
35 min
8
On F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
A Discussion with David Alworth
31 min
9
NBN Classic: Kas Saghafi, "The World after the ...
An interview with Kas Saghafi
66 min
10
NBN Classic: Ari Linden, "Karl Kraus and The Di...
Linden analyzes Karl Kraus’s oeuvre while engaging in the conversation about modernism and modernity, which is shaped and conditioned by the already post-postmodern condition...
53 min
11
NBN Classic: Great Books: Carol Gilligan on Nat...
The Scarlet Letter tells the dramatic story of a woman cast out of society for adultery and condemned to wear a badge of shame in Puritan New England...
71 min
12
NBN Classic: Great Books: Manthia Diawara on Ac...
Chinua Achebe's 1958 Things Fall Apart transformed the world by vividly imagining the story of an African community in English...
36 min
13
Olga Melnyk, "Ship Life: Seven Months of Volunt...
An interview with Olga Melnyk
38 min
14
"Riding the Wild Horse in Chinese Literature”: ...
A Conversation with Vibeke Børdahl
27 min
15
Olúfemi Táíwò, "Against Decolonization: Taking ...
An interview with Olúfemi Táíwò
61 min
16
Light and Sound: Boubacar Boris Diop with Sarah...
A Discussion with Boubacar Boris Diop and Sarah Quesada
30 min
17
Mary J. Magoulick, "The Goddess Myth in Contemp...
An interview with Mary J. Magoulick
38 min
18
On Jorge Luis Borges' "Fictions"
A Discussion with Mariano Siskind
29 min
19
On Daniel Defoe's "Robinson Crusoe"
A Discussion with Stephanie DeGooyer
33 min
20
Andrew Sean Greer, "Less Is Lost" (Little Brown...
An interview with Andrew Sean Greer
26 min
21
Abby L. Goode, "Agrotopias: An American Literar...
An interview with Abby L. Goode
36 min
22
Andrew Hadfield, "Literature and Class: From th...
An interview with Andrew Hadfield
65 min
23
On Giovanni Boccaccio’s "The Decameron"
A Discussion with Robert Pogue Harrison
28 min
24
Courtney Zoffness, "Spilt Milk" (McSweeney's, 2...
An interview with Courtney Zoffness
39 min
25
89* Charles Yu with Chris Fan: The Work of Inha...
44 min
26
On Jean-Jacques Rousseau's "Confessions"
A Discussion with David Avrom Bell
34 min
27
Michael Ignatieff, "On Consolation: Finding Sol...
An interview with Michael Ignatieff
31 min
28
Sasha Senderovich, "How the Soviet Jew Was Made...
An interview with Sasha Senderovich
85 min
29
Vauhini Vara, "The Immortal King Rao" (Norton, ...
An interview with Vauhini Vara
35 min
30
Nicholas Gamso, "Art After Liberalism" (Columbi...
An interview with Nicholas Gamso
80 min
31
Book Talk 55: Courtney B. Hodrick and Amir Eshe...
An Discussion with Courtney Blair Hodrick and Amir Eshel
87 min
32
Elizabeth Andrews Bond, "The Writing Public: Pa...
An interview with Elizabeth Andrews Bond
69 min
33
Barry Houlihan, "Theatre and Archival Memory: I...
An interview with Barry Houlihan
48 min
34
4.1 “Sometimes I’m just a little disappointed i...
Alejandro Zambra, Megan McDowell, and Kate Briggs Tackle Translation
55 min
35
Jini Kim Watson, "Cold War Reckonings: Authorit...
84 min
36
Silvia Schwarz Linder, "Goddess Traditions in I...
An interview with Silvia Schwarz Linder
41 min
37
Morgan Pitelka and Reiko Tanimura, "Letters fro...
An interview with Morgan Pitelka
45 min
38
Charo B. D'Etcheverry, "Celebrating Sorrow: Med...
An interview with Charo B. D'Etcheverry
50 min
39
Erin James, "Narrative in the Anthropocene" (O...
An interview with Erin James
42 min
40
Sarah Thankam Mathews, "All This Could Be Diffe...
An interview with Sarah Thankam Mathews
37 min
41
Karinne Keithley Syers, "Astrs" (53rd State Pre...
An interview with Karinne Keithley Syers
54 min
42
4.0 Novel Dialogue Season 4: Transitions and Tr...
10 min
43
On Johann Friedrich von Schiller’s "Letters on ...
A Discussion with Doris Sommer
27 min
44
On Homer's "The Iliad"
A Discussion with Gregory Nagy
25 min
45
On Herman Melville's "Moby Dick"
A Discussion with John Durham Peters
25 min
46
Michael Ackland, "The Existentialist Vision of ...
An interview with Michael Ackland
53 min
47
Sarah Neville, "Early Modern Herbals and the Bo...
An interview with Sarah Neville
45 min
48
Ruben Espinosa, "Shakespeare on the Shades of R...
An interview with Ruben Espinosa
55 min
49
James Welker, "Queer Transfigurations: Boys Lov...
An interview with James Welker
67 min
50
Philip Hollander, "From Schlemiel to Sabra: Zio...
An interview with Philip Hollander
123 min
51
On Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"
A Discussion with Deidre Lynch
33 min
52
Yael Halevi-Wise, "The Retrospective Imaginatio...
An interview with Yael Halevi-Wise
87 min
53
On Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace"
A Discussion with Samuel Moyn
32 min
54
Gene Andrew Jarrett, "Paul Laurence Dunbar: The...
An interview with Gene Andrew Jarrett
59 min
55
Autumn Womack, "The Matter of Black Living: The...
An interview with Autumn Womack
70 min
56
Roanne Kantor, "South Asian Writers, Latin Amer...
An interview with Roanne Kantor
53 min
57
On T. E. Lawrence's "Seven Pillars of Wisdom"
A Discussion with Charles Stang
37 min
58
On W. E. B. DuBois' "The Souls of Black Folk"
A Discussion with James Campbell
31 min
59
Jeremy Black, "The Game Is Afoot: The Enduring ...
An interview with Jeremy Black
26 min
60
On Sholem Aleichem’s "The Tevye Stories"
A Discussion with Saul Noam Zaritt
24 min
61
Simone White, "Or, on Being the Other Woman" (D...
An interview with Simone White
65 min
62
Julia May Jonas, "Vladimir: A Novel" (Simon & S...
An interview with Julia May Jonas
36 min
63
On Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watchi...
A Discussion with Joshua Bennett
35 min
64
Alice M. Kelly, "Decolonising the Conrad Canon"...
An interview with Alice M. Kelly
45 min
65
On Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass"
A Discussion with Elisa New
37 min
66
Mohsin Hamid, "The Last White Man" (Riverhead, ...
An interview with Mohsin Hamid
27 min
67
Heide Hinrichs and Jo-Ey Tang, "Shelf Documents...
An interview with Heide Hinrichs and Jo-Ey Tang
53 min
68
Jason Stacy, "Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Ma...
An interview with Jason Stacy
56 min
69
Christopher Krentz, "Elusive Kinship: Disabilit...
An interview with Christopher Krentz
20 min
70
On "The Story of the Stone"
A Discussion with Ronald Egan
26 min
71
Book Talk 54: Anne Fernald on Virginia Woolf's ...
An Discussion with Anne Fernald
91 min
72
On Thomas of Monmouth's "The Life and Passion o...
A Discussion with Rowan Dorin
30 min
73
Philip Tsang, "The Obsolete Empire: Untimely Be...
An interview with Philip Tsang
44 min
74
Emily O. Wittman, "Interwar Itineraries: Authen...
An interview with Emily O. Wittman
58 min
75
Wendy Doniger, "After the War: The Last Books o...
53 min
76
Timothy Bewes, "Free Indirect: The Novel in a P...
An interview with Timothy Bewes
41 min
77
Joshua A. Fogel and Matthew Fraleigh, "Sino-Jap...
An interview with Joshua A. Fogel and Matthew Fraleigh
40 min
78
On Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days"
A Discussion with Joyce Chaplin
26 min
79
Kimberly Anne Coles, "Bad Humor: Race and Relig...
An interview with Kimberly Anne Coles
58 min
80
On the Wanderer's Havamal and the Poetic Edda
A Discussion with Jackson Crawford
52 min
81
F. Brett Cox, "Roger Zelazny" (U Illinois Press...
An interview with F. Brett Cox
64 min
82
Alice Elliott Dark, "Fellowship Point: A Novel"...
An interview with Alice Elliott Dark
59 min
83
Elliott Rabin, "The Biblical Hero: Portraits in...
55 min
84
The Kushnameh: The Persian Epic of Kush the Tusked
A Discussion with Kaveh Hemmat
35 min
85
World Literature
A Discussion with Roanne Kantor
14 min
86
Prison Notebooks: Thinking (and Writing) about ...
A Chat with Chandra Bozelko and Justin Piché
61 min
87
85* Pu Wang and John Plotz look back on their C...
A Discussion with Pu Wang
29 min
88
Volodymyr Rafeyenko, "Mondegreen: Songs about D...
An interview with Mark Andryczyk
29 min
89
Epic
A Discussion with Sohini Sarah Pillai
15 min
90
Darts and Lasers: The Future of Science Fiction...
A Chat with Cory Doctorow, Nalo Hopkinson, and Batya Weinbaum
60 min
91
Xine Yao, "Disaffected: The Cultural Politics o...
An interview with Xine Yao
34 min
92
Caryn Rose, "Why Patti Smith Matters" (U of Tex...
An interview with Caryn Rose
54 min
93
Patrick Hastings, "The Guide to James Joyce's U...
An interview with Patrick Hastings
65 min
94
Joy Wiltenburg, "Laughing Histories: From the R...
An interview with Joy Wiltenburg
47 min
95
Pigeon Shit Bookstore: On Street Bookselling, P...
Chats with Daniel (the homeless bookseller), Thomas Frank, and Henry Giroux
75 min
96
Donovan Sherman, "The Philosopher's Toothache: ...
An interview with Donovan Sherman
67 min
97
Disintermediation
A Discussion with Mark McGurl
13 min
98
Flatness
A Discussion with Noreen Masud
16 min
99
Spenser and Race: A Discussion with Dennis Aust...
An interview with Dennis Austin Britton and Kimberly Anne Coles
56 min
100
Autofictionalization
A Discussion with Claus Elholm Andersen
11 min