Podcast

Here you can find a collection of Mouse Book Club meetings where we talk with experts in the field to build a greater context around each book. If you have already read the book, great! If you haven’t yet read it, listen anyway. The discussion will fill in a lot of background details to give you a greater confidence when you get to reading it.

Guest: Lori Ginzberg is Professor of History and Women, Gender and Sexual Studies at Penn State University. Professor Ginzberg is the author of numerous books and articles on the history of the Suffrage movement, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life. Show Notes: Below are the topics covered in this conversation (with time stamps).  National […]

Guest: Emily Austin is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Grief and the Hero: the Futility of Longing in the Iliad. Her area of expertise is emotion in the ancient world.   Show Notes: Greek concepts of Hell [3:45] Repeating patterns of grief giving rise to anger [5:30] Digging […]

Guest: William Cook is Professor of History, SUNY Geneseo (Retired). Professor Cook earned his PhD in History from Cornell and taught Medieval History for 42 years, lecturing and writing on Dante extensively for a variety of different audiences. Bill now runs the William Cook Foundation which provides educational opportunities in low resource communities. Show Notes: […]

Guest: Stanley Fish is the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at Yeshiva University. Stanley established his reputation as a leading Miltonist with his 1967 book Surprised by Sin. Fish’s 2001 book, How Milton Works, reflects five decades’ worth of his scholarship on Milton. Show Notes: Below are the topics covered in this conversation (with time stamps).  […]

MBC-009 ILIAD by Homer Dec 04, 2020

Guest:  Emily Austin is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Chicago, and author of Grief and the Hero: the Futility of Longing in the Iliad. Her area of expertise is emotion in the ancient world. Show Notes:  Below are the topics covered in this conversation (with time stamps).  Supreme grief as “lost wholeness” [6:00] […]

GUEST: Mark Edmundson is University Professor at the University of Virginia and Author of the forthcoming Song of Ourselves: Walt Whitman and the Fight for Democracy.

GUEST: George Hutchinson is Professor of American Culture, Cornell University and Author of The Ecstatic Whitman: Literary Shamanism and the Crisis of the Union.

GUEST: Ed Folsom Professor of English at the University of Iowa. Ed is also Editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, and the Co-Director of the online Walt Whitman Archive.

GUEST: Laura Dassow Walls is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at Notre Dame University. Laura is also the author of Henry David Thoreau: A Life.