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The Humanities on Demand podcast makes it possible for humanities enthusiasts of all ages to experience the power and pleasure of ideas in Maine. It includes readings, lectures, interviews, and other programs sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and its partners.

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The Humanities on Demand podcast makes it possible for humanities enthusiasts of all ages to experience the power and pleasure of ideas in Maine. It includes readings, lectures, interviews, and other programs sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council and its partners.

    Audio | Cedric Gael Bryant | Beloved

    Audio | Cedric Gael Bryant | Beloved

    Cedric Gael Bryant presents his talk Definitions, Definers, and the Defined: Literacy and Orality in Toni Morrison’s Beloved  at Winter Weekend 2020. Bryant is the Lee Family Professor of English at Colby College. His talk was accompanied by dance and movement vignettes by René Goddess Johnson.

    • 38 min
    Audio | Carolyn Denard | Beloved

    Audio | Carolyn Denard | Beloved

    Dr. Carolyn Denard presents her talk “Why Read Beloved in 2020?” at Winter Weekend 2020. Denard is the Chief Diversity Officer at Georgia College and Founder and Board Chair of the Toni Morrison Society.

    • 38 min
    Audio | NEH Chairman Jon Peede

    Audio | NEH Chairman Jon Peede

    There’s something irresistible about an anniversary. Maine’s bicentennial, the centennial of women’s suffrage, the upcoming 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence: All invite public commemoration. But what are we doing when we mark these anniversaries? Celebrating our past? Interrogating it? Something else entirely?

    Presented in partnership by the Maine Humanities Council, Maine Suffrage Centennial, and Maine Historical Society.

    • 34 min
    Audio | Gov. Mills honors Monica Wood

    Audio | Gov. Mills honors Monica Wood

     

    On May 7, 2019, Maine author Monica Wood was awarded our 2019 Constance H. Carlson Public Humanities Prize.

    In attendance was Governor Janet Mills, who honored Monica by delivering the event’s opening remarks. Hear the Governor’s remarks below.

    • 19 min
    Audio | Tim Peltason | The Way We Live Now

    Audio | Tim Peltason | The Way We Live Now

    Professor of English at Wellesley College, Timothy Peltason writes and teaches on nineteenth and twentieth-century British and American literature and Shakespeare. His essays on Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, focuses on its relationship to Wilde’s life, its origins in earlier Victorian literature, and its extraordinary afterlife in 20th and 21st century literature and culture. He has also written a sequence of web-based commentaries on five plays by Shakespeare and other essays about the place of value judgments in contemporary academic criticism.

    • 55 min
    Audio | Declan Kiely | The Way We Live Now

    Audio | Declan Kiely | The Way We Live Now

    Declan Kiely is the Director of Exhibitions at New York Public Library where he oversees exhibitions at the iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. He was most recently the Robert H. Taylor Curator at the Morgan Library and Museum and Head of its Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts. During this time he curated major exhibitions focusing on Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, and Abraham Lincoln.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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