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Professor Kozlowski lectures on various subjects in Philosophy, Theology, and the Humanities.

For a list of courses and projects, visit his website at: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/

Professor Kozlowski Lectures Benjamin Kozlowski

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Professor Kozlowski lectures on various subjects in Philosophy, Theology, and the Humanities.

For a list of courses and projects, visit his website at: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/

    Let's All Kill Bradbury (Constance 2)

    Let's All Kill Bradbury (Constance 2)

    Professor Kozlowski concludes his series on Ray Bradbury by eating crow and admitting that his understanding of Bradbury's art and objectives may be biased by an over-close reading of Fahrenheit 451.  Perhaps Let's All Kill Constance is more a reflection of Bradbury's wild and uncontrollable creativity, and his passion for making big ideas without worrying too much about the details or execution.

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    To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/

    • 52 min
    Let's All Kill Constance 1

    Let's All Kill Constance 1

    Professor Kozlowski wrestles with the existential horror of realizing that Ray Bradbury, one of his favorite writers, may have turned into a hack and hypocrite during his later career.  He therefore delivers a confused, half-intelligible discussion of how Bradbury's 2003 detective-noir-ish Let's All Kill Constance fails to stand up to scrutiny from the perspective of its genre, its own idolization of early Hollywood, conventional writing wisdom, and Bradbury's own standards of good art.

    If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com

    To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Something Wicked This Way Comes 2

    Something Wicked This Way Comes 2

    Professor Kozlowski contends with the wild second half of Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes, interrogating the way that Bradbury depicts the good and evil forces of the novel and portrays their struggle, using that as an opportunity to interrogate Bradbury's development as a writer and thinker as he grows older and less restrained.

    If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com

    To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Something Wicked This Way Comes 1

    Something Wicked This Way Comes 1

    Professor Kozlowski wildly gestures at the irrational logic of Bradbury's novel of boys, dark carnivals, and nightmare happenings: Something Wicked This Way Comes.  By examining the style and language of Bradbury's prose in this, his (perhaps) most characteristically Bradbury-an novel, perhaps we'll draw closer to an understanding of how this work defies expectations and reaches its own internal, illogical, consistency.

    If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com

    To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Replaying Assassins' Creed 3

    Replaying Assassins' Creed 3

    Assassin's Creed 3 was nobody's favorite game in the series.  After immense hype and promise, the game released to critical and popular indifference.  In this sustained blast of hot air, Professor Kozlowski will re-examine this game to discern why it failed, as well as assess whether or not it should be re-evaluated with the advantage of time and distance.  Is this game rightfully-overlooked, a gem awaiting rediscovery, or something else altogether?

    If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com

    To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/

    • 1 hr 35 min
    The Illustrated Man 2

    The Illustrated Man 2

    Professor Kozlowski continues his fool's errand of discussing many unrelated Bradbury short stories, including the ominous and horrifying "The City", the high-spirited and troubling "The Concrete Mixer", and "The Rocket" - Bradbury's feel-good capstone to the Illustrated Man collection, which may reveal his optimistic solution to the otherwise-downbeat entries throughout.

    If you have questions or topic suggestions for Professor Kozlowski, e-mail him at profbkozlowski2@gmail.com

    To see what else Professor Kozlowski is up to, visit his webpage: https://professorkozlowski.wordpress.com/

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Ramosxgy ,

A fan listener

I work as a Custodian at night at a school and am currently enrolled in classes to become an English teacher. I listen to at least one episode a night as I enjoy the insight and knowledge that is provided. For me it doesn’t lose any of its interest listening to them again. You can tell the work can care he puts into these talks and I love how it’s like an instructor having a conversation wall hanging out. He’s not afraid to say when he’s not an expert on something or when something is really just rooted in his opinion and you can take it or leave it. I enjoy it immensely my only regret is running through the lectures so fast.

I do think Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy or even a Philip Roth would be great authors to hear his insight on.

feeef81 ,

Great storyteller!

Stumbled upon this guy while reading Brothers Karamzov for a reading group, and now I’m addicted. He talks me to sleep every night. His philosophy lectures are good, but I get lost if it’s a philosopher I’ve never actually read. His Illiad lectures are great, as are his histories of classical Greece and Rome. He’s a great story teller and clearly an excellent teacher. I’m thrilled some college kids get to take him!

August Consumer ,

Sadly deficient

I tried to listen eagerly as a student, but I must tender a non passing grade for quality.

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