Listen to Toronto Prof, Jordan Peterson. What he says is absolutely true (including the criticisms of current liberal arts/humanities teaching). And watch as many of his videos on YouTube as you can.
I have been accused of literary sacrilege for reading Ulysses on my iPhone. For a writer who has escaped the chronic error of believing that anything is sacred, I can honestly say that, although I’m surely not the first to have accomplished this, the experience has been nothing but rewarding.
Read on at Ian Graham Leask’s blog.
A reading of the famous extract from John Donne’s Devotions upon Emergent Occasions. On my YouTube channel, English Readings.
Here is my 3-minute lecture on Jerome K Jerome’s classic, Three Men in a Boat.
From The High Window:
Dear Friends and Colleagues
Issue 5 of The High Window has now gone live on the internet and is free for you to read and enjoy. As always there is a wide-ranging and impressive mix of poetry. Our Featured American Poet is Jay Passer and the translation supplement contains a selection of poems from Portugal and Brazil. If that was not enough, we have added an essay by Edmund Prestwich on translating the Middle English classic Pearl, and new artwork by Angela Smyth, our resident artist for all of 2017.
We would like to thank warmly all those who have contributed to this issue.
If you are impressed by what you see, please spread the word via social media and, if you have not done so already, we’d be grateful also if you would ‘like’ our Facebook page.
Finally, our HW book for this quarter is From Inside by Anthony Howell and if you check out our Press page you will see some of the other titles in preparation for 2017. Go to The High Window.
Happy reading and best wishes
Professor John Drakakis (Stirling University) will be giving a talk on “Shakespeare, Reciprocation and Exchange” at the School of English and Journalism Research Seminar Wednesday 8th March 2017 (4.15 – 5.45) MB1010. All welcome.
March: a border district – just the kind of area we love wandering through, reclaiming, ignoring and remaining proudly international, with another edition of re.Lit on Radio Wildfire – a unique and eclectic selection of spoken word and music sourced from around the country and around the globe by the team at Radio Wildfire.
We have tracks newly uploaded to the Submit page of our website by Dave Pitt, Jessica Lawand, in New York, Stephen Mead.
There’ll also be the whole of the semi-final section of the recent ‘first Wolverhampton Litfest Poetry Slam’ with contributions from Paul Francis, Marianne Burgess, RMFrancis, Willis the Poet, Jason Nicholas Smith, and Nick Lovett – and the evening’s MCs Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger and Emma Purshouse.
And, as always, we’ll be digging deep into the Radio Wildfire archive to bring you more gems of poetry, storytelling and humour that no one else seems to play – or indeed have.
The show, as always, is introduced by poet and performer Dave Reeves and produced byVaughn Reeves with backroom support from Ali McK.
Join us: Monday 6th March from 8.00 pm UK time at www.radiowildfire.com/listen
Radio Wildfire: the long March
… Why not send your own tracks to Radio Wildfire by going to the ‘Submit’ page of our website and uploading MP3s of your work. Spoken word and music, comedy, storytelling, poetry, song and aural art, they are all part of the eclectic mix we are looking for when we create Radio Wildfire Live!
Follow Radio Wildfire on Twitter @radiowildfire and find us on Facebook
p.s. Please pass on this information to anyone that you think might be interested. Thank you.
WHAT IS RADIO WILDFIRE?
Radio Wildfire is an independent online radio station which blends spoken word, poetry, performance literature, comedy, storytelling, short stories and more with a novel selection of word/music fusion and an eclectic mix of musical styles. www.radiowildfire.com broadcasts live 8.00-10.00pm (UK time) on the first Monday of the month.
Freedom Week is an annual, one-week seminar which teaches students about classical liberal, free market, neoliberal and liberal perspectives on economics, politics, history and society. It is open to over-18s who are currently attending or about to start university. The week is entirely free to attend: there is no charge whatsoever for accommodation, food, tuition or materials. Freedom Week 2017 will be held from Monday the 3rd to Friday the 8th July.
More details here.
Freedom week is organised by The Adam Smith Institute.