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As technology progresses, our knowledge of literature diminishes. Didion, Hawthorne, and the In-Between is a podcast that aims to make literature more accessible to modern audiences. Hosted by Northwestern student Mackenzie Gentz, the podcast explores literature as old as 1590 (“The Taming of the Shrew”) and as new as 2019 (“Talking to Strangers”). Tune in every Monday for a dynamic and rich discussion on literature.

Didion, Hawthorne, and the In-Between (DH&I) Mackenzie Gentz

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As technology progresses, our knowledge of literature diminishes. Didion, Hawthorne, and the In-Between is a podcast that aims to make literature more accessible to modern audiences. Hosted by Northwestern student Mackenzie Gentz, the podcast explores literature as old as 1590 (“The Taming of the Shrew”) and as new as 2019 (“Talking to Strangers”). Tune in every Monday for a dynamic and rich discussion on literature.

    “The Farewell” directed by Lulu Wang – Episode 112

    “The Farewell” directed by Lulu Wang – Episode 112

    Our first discussion of a film on this show—which I would argue does count as literature(!)—enjoy!



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    Episode 107: https://didionandhawthorne.blubrry.net/2020/05/05/discovering-apu-episode-107/



    Hinton, Leanne. "Trading Tongues: Loss of Heritage Languages in the United States." English Today 15.4 (1999): 21-30. Web.



    Lo, Adrienne. "Codeswitching, Speech Community Membership, and the Construction of Ethnic Identity[I Am Grate]." Journal of Sociolinguistics 3.4 (1999): 461-79. Web.



    Shankar, Shalini. "Speaking like a Model Minority: “FOB” Styles, Gender, and Racial Meanings among Desi Teens in Silicon Valley." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 18.2 (2008): 268-89. Web.



    Wang, Lulu, director. The Farewell. A24, 2019.



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    “Infinite Jest” (538-571) #ThursdayswithDFW – Episode 111

    “Infinite Jest” (538-571) #ThursdayswithDFW – Episode 111

    The lense of Lenz: let's discuss.



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    Apologies for the bit of background noise in the recording—I have some family members that I work hard to accommodate and to work around, though on occasion my recorder is better than my distancing / noise-proofing solutions!



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    What book is this?  https://www.relevanceofliterature.com/infinite-jest



    Terminology for this chapter: https://www.relevanceofliterature.com/infinite-jest-1



    About DFW: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/03/09/the-unfinished



    .pdf of the Novel (page numbers different): https://raisuman123.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/david-foster-wallace-infinite-jest-v2-0.pdf



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    Music by: Chad Crouch



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    • 52 min
    Paper – Episode 110

    Paper – Episode 110

    Why do those trendy paper-forward bookshelves annoy me so much? What can we also learn from them?



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    Sources:



    Coated vs. Uncoated: https://www.bestbookprinting.com/app/webroot/blog/?p=1671



    Paper Weighting: http://www.bestbookprinting.com/app/webroot/blog/?p=550



    Buying Paper: https://www.blurb.com/blog/how-to-choose-your-paper-type/



    Book Sizes: https://blog.reedsy.com/standard-book-sizes/



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    “Infinite Jest” (503-538) #ThursdayswithDFW – Episode 109

    “Infinite Jest” (503-538) #ThursdayswithDFW – Episode 109

    Yes, you read the title correctly: #ThursdayswithDFW is back on a Thursday. On today's episode: Much to discuss about tone, narrative, transitions, and Joelle van Dyne.



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    What book is this?  https://www.relevanceofliterature.com/infinite-jest



    Terminology for this chapter: https://www.relevanceofliterature.com/infinite-jest-1



    About DFW: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/03/09/the-unfinished



    .pdf of the Novel (page numbers different): https://raisuman123.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/david-foster-wallace-infinite-jest-v2-0.pdf



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    Music by: Chad Crouch



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    The History of Comics – Episode 36 Repost

    The History of Comics – Episode 36 Repost

    Like modern cinema, fashion, and literature, the 1920s also gave birth to today’s riveting topic: comics.



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    https://the-artifice.com/history-of-comics/



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    Why We Don’t Talk About Memoir – Episode 108

    Why We Don’t Talk About Memoir – Episode 108

    Today we're tackling the memoir and reflecting on what makes a good reader. Enjoy!



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    Our Show: relevanceofliterature.com



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