A podcast about literature and culture
111: George Oppen
What does a modernist aesthetic of clarity and authenticity look like after 30 years of failed hopes? What can the words “Little Baby Ass” avail against the anti-poetic forces of capitalism and empire? The Sometime Seminar discusses the wonderfully of-its-moment...
110: Becoming Freud
What’s this Freud guy’s deal, anyway? Can you write a narrative of Freud’s life in the light of Freud’s writings on life and narrative without being really annoying? The Sometime Seminar discusses Becoming Freud (2014), an intellectual biography of the early...
109: A Lover’s Discourse
Can you talk about love without being in love, and can you be in love without talking about it? Even if it’s impossible to construct a philosophy of love, can you cobble together philosophy, memoir, literary criticism, psychoanalysis and semiotics...
108: By Night in Chile
Gothic intensity, psychological acuity and historical horror bleed into one another in a story of literary ambition entangled with fascism. The Sometime Seminar discusses By Night in Chile (2000/English translation 2003), a novella by Roberto Bolaño. Download this episode
107: Critique of Everyday Life vol. 3
Can a theoretical hodgepodge leaping enjoyably from sex to cybernetics to urban planning to the history of bathrooms answer the question “What the heck is everyday life, anyway?” And if not, is it okay to just put your feet up...
106: Critique of Everyday Life vols. 1-2
What’s everyday life, and what isn’t? What’s the critique of everyday life, and what is it good for? What’s unorthodox Marxism, and what’s just…sociology? The Sometime Seminar discusses the first two volumes of The Critique of Everyday Life by Henri Lefebvre....
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This podcast is a hidden gem！please keep up the good work Dave and Roger! Appreciate it!