In this series Peter D. McDonald, Professor of English and Related Literature in the Faculty of English and Fellow of St Hugh's College, talks to contemporary writers about their work. While attending to the specificities of each writer's approach to writing, the series also considers a number of interconnected themes, including multilingualism, translation, environmental pressures of all kinds, and ideas of the intercultural.
Peter D McDonald in conversation with Daljit Nagra
Peter D. McDonald talks to the poet Daljit Nagra about cultural diversity, the contemporary life and history of the English language, the canons of English literature, and translation. The discussion includes readings by the poet from across all his published collections, including 'The Ramayana: A Retelling (2013)'. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Peter D McDonald in conversation with Amit Chaudhuri
Peter D. McDonald talks to Amit Chaudhuri about his work as a novelist, critic and musician, focusing on his interest in the specificity of the many media he uses and on the challenge of thinking about cultural interconnectedness in new ways.
Peter D McDonald in conversation with Derek Attridge
Peter D. McDonald and Derek Attridge reflect on their different approaches to the questions of literature and public value, and on the bearing this has for teaching and research today.
Peter D McDonald in conversation with Antjie Krog
Peter D. McDonald talks to Antjie Krog about her relationship to Afrikaans, English and African languages, about the promise and perils of translation, and about the challenges of and for writing in a multilingual democracy.
Peter D. McDonald in conversation with Arvind Krishna Mehrotra
Peter D. McDonald talks to Arvind Krishna Mehrotra about his work as a poet, critic and translator, focusing on the idea of triangulation and his interest in the intersections between languages and literary traditions.