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    Severance Part 3

    Severance Part 3

    Discussing chapters 13-18 of Severance by Ling Ma.



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    Notes:

    1. Jen Lue, “Routine Made Everything Possible: An Interview with Ling Ma,” Asian American Writers’ Workshop, May 9, 2019, https://aaww.org/routine-made-everything-ling-ma-severance-interview/.

    2. Nicholas Zill, “How Do the Children of Immigrant Parents Perform in School?” Institute for Family Studies, July 8, 2020, https://ifstudies.org/blog/how-do-the-children-of-immigrant-parents-perform-in-school.

    3. “How Millennials Want to Work and Live,” Gallup, 2016, https://www.nwais.org/uploaded/conferences/Business_Officers/2019_BusinessOfficers/Resources/Gallup_How_Millennials_Want_to_Work_and_Live.pdf.


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    Severance Part 2

    Severance Part 2

    Discussing chapters 5-12 of Severance by Ling Ma.



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    Notes:

    1. Adam Morgan, “In ‘Severance,’ Ling Ma Destroys New York City,” Chicago Review of Books, August 14, 2018, https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/08/14/severance-ling-ma-interview/.

    2. Ling Ma, “In Satirical ‘Severance,’ a Stricken Country Works Itself to Death,” interview by Ari Shapiro, All Things Considered, NPR, August 10, 2018, https://www.npr.org/2018/08/10/637473748/in-satirical-severance-a-stricken-country-works-itself-to-death.

    3. Alexandra Twin, “Outsourcing,” Investopedia, last modified May 2, 2021, https://www.investopedia.com/terms/o/outsourcing.asp.

    4. Angie Mohr, “4 Ways Outsourcing Damages Industry,” Investopedia, last modified June 25, 2019, https://www.investopedia.com/financial-edge/0312/4-ways-outsourcing-damages-industry.aspx.


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    Severance Part 1

    Severance Part 1

    Discussing chapters 1-4 of Severance by Ling Ma.



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    Notes:

    1. “Ling Ma,” The University of Chicago Division of the Humanities English, accessed August 7, 2021, https://english.uchicago.edu/people/ling-ma.

    2. Courtney Vinopal, “Author Ling Ma Answers Your Questions About ‘Severance,’” PBS News Hour, December 3, 2020, https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/author-ling-ma-answers-your-questions-about-severance.

    3. Courtney Vinopal, “How the Final Days of an Office Job Inspired this Apocalyptic Novel,” PBS News Hour, December 9, 2020, https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/how-the-final-days-of-an-office-job-inspired-this-apocalyptic-novel.

    4. Oxford Dictionary, s.v. “Severance,” https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/severance.

    5. “Severance Pay,” U.S. Department of Labor, accessed August 7, 2021, https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/wages/severancepay.

    6. “Great Recession,” History, accessed August 7, 2021, https://www.history.com/topics/21st-century/recession.

    7. “Young, Underemployed and Optimistic,” Pew Research Center, February 12, 2012, https://www.pewresearch.org/social-trends/2012/02/09/young-underemployed-and-optimistic/.


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    The Martian Chronicles Part 4

    The Martian Chronicles Part 4

    Discussing “November 2036: The Off Season” through “October 2057: The Million-Year Picnic” in The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury. 



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    Notes: 1. Stephen Banker, “Interview with Ray Bradbury,” September 23, 1979, The Washington Post,  https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/entertainment/books/1979/09/23/interview-with-ray-bradbury/f2a4ba44-eadf-4f84-88b5-d983e2bde2ec/. 2. Venetta Nealy, “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 03 01 1978 Ray Bradbury,” YouTube Video, February 21, 2017, 16:09,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1UaSpNumX8. 3. “Cold War,” History, accessed August 4, 2021, https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/cold-war-history. 4. “All the Way the Bay of Pigs Invasion Failed,” History, accessed August 4, 2021, https://www.history.com/news/bay-of-pigs-mistakes-cuba-jfk-castro. 5. “Cuban Missile Crisis,” History, accessed August 4, 2021, https://www.history.com/topics/cold-war/cuban-missile-crisis.


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    The Martian Chronicles Part 3

    The Martian Chronicles Part 3

    Discussing ““February 2034: Interim” through “November 2036: The Luggage Store” in The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.

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    Notes:
    1. National Endowment for the Arts, “NEA Big Read: Meet Ray Bradbury,” YouTube Video, October 3, 2017, 22:18, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqp38_uS-eg.
    2. “Censorship by the Numbers 2019,” Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, accessed August 4, 2021, https://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/Censorship%20by%20the%20Numbers%202019_0_0.pdf.
    3. “Top 10 Challenged Books of 2019,” Office for Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, accessed August 4, 2021, https://www.ala.org/advocacy/sites/ala.org.advocacy/files/content/Top%2010%20of%202019_1_0.pdf.
    4. Jeff O’Neal and Rebecca Schinsky, “Ding the Basket,” June 28, 2021, in Book Riot - The Podcast, podcast, 1:07:35, https://bookriot.com/listen/ding-the-basket/.
    5.  Rudy Miller, “Parents Sue Over Black Lives Matter Lessons in Lehigh Valley School District,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 16, 2021, https://liber.post-gazette.com/news/crime-courts/2021/06/16/lehigh-valley-county-parents-sue-east-penn-school-district-Black-Lives-Matter-lessons/stories/202106160156.

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    • 27 min
    The Martian Chronicles Part 2

    The Martian Chronicles Part 2

    Discussing “June 2032: —And the Moon Be Still As Bright” through “November 2033: The Fire Balloons” in The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury.



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    Notes:

    1. Venetta Nealy, “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 03 01 1978 Ray Bradbury,” YouTube Video, February 21, 2017, 16:09,  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1UaSpNumX8.

    2. Jared Diamond, Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1997).

    3. “Hernán Cortés,” History, accessed August 4, 2021,  https://www.history.com/topics/exploration/hernan-cortes.

    4. “Manifest Destiny,” History, accessed August 4, 2021 https://www.history.com/topics/westward-expansion/manifest-destiny


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