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Podcasts from Columbia University's The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, where we feature talks with professors about their recent work, publications, novels, and more. Constantine Lignos hosts. Previous seasons were hosted by Olivia Branscum and Timothy Lundy.

We also feature The Trilling Tapes. In this podcast series, we mine the recorded Trilling archives to uncover and contextualize more than forty years of exceptional critical thought.

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Podcasts from Columbia University's The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, where we feature talks with professors about their recent work, publications, novels, and more. Constantine Lignos hosts. Previous seasons were hosted by Olivia Branscum and Timothy Lundy.

We also feature The Trilling Tapes. In this podcast series, we mine the recorded Trilling archives to uncover and contextualize more than forty years of exceptional critical thought.

    Marie Myung-Ok Lee's The Evening Hero

    Marie Myung-Ok Lee's The Evening Hero

    In episode nine of the second season of the SOF/Heyman Bookshelf, host highlights Marie Myung-Ok Lee's The Evening Hero. This sweeping, lyrical novel follows a Korean immigrant pursuing the American dream who must confront the secrets of the past or risk watching the world he’s worked so hard to build come crumbling down.

    • 32 min
    Sarah Zukerman Daly's Violent Victors

    Sarah Zukerman Daly's Violent Victors

    In episode eight of the new season of the SOF/Heyman Bookshelf, host highlights Sarah Zukerman Daly's Violent Victors: Why Bloodstained Parties Win Postwar Elections. Proposing actionable interventions that can help to moderate these trade-offs, Violent Victors links war outcomes with democratic outcomes to shed essential new light on political life after war.

    • 30 min
    Annie Pfeifer's To The Collector Belong The Spoils

    Annie Pfeifer's To The Collector Belong The Spoils

    In episode seven of the new season of the SOF/Heyman Bookshelf, host highlights To the Collector Belong the Spoils: Modernism and the Art of Appropriation by Annie Pfeifer. Positing a shadow history of modernism rooted in collection, citation, and paraphrase, To the Collector Belong the Spoils traces the movement's artistic innovation to its preoccupation with appropriating and rewriting the past.

    • 32 min
    Michele M Moody-Adams's Making Space For Justice

    Michele M Moody-Adams's Making Space For Justice

    Michele M Moody-Adams's Making Space For Justice
    In episode six of the new season of the SOF/Heyman Bookshelf, host highlights Making Space for Justice: Social Movements, Collective Imagination, and Political Hope by Michele M Moody-Adams. With this work, Dr. Moody-Adams contends that the insights arising from social movements are critical to bridging the gap between discerning theory and effective practice—and should be transformative for political thought as well as for political activism.

    • 29 min
    Lauren Robertson's Entertaining Uncertainty In The Early Modern Theatre

    Lauren Robertson's Entertaining Uncertainty In The Early Modern Theatre

    In episode five of the new season of the SOF/Heyman Bookshelf, host highlights Entertaining Uncertainty in the Early Modern Theater: Stage Spectacle and Audience Response by Lauren Robertson. This original study shows that the theater of Shakespeare and his contemporaries responded to the crises of knowledge that roiled through early modern England by rendering them spectacular.

    • 29 min
    Bruce Robbins's Criticism and Politics

    Bruce Robbins's Criticism and Politics

    In episode four of the new season of the SOF/Heyman Bookshelf, host highlights Bruce Robbins's Criticism and Politics: A Polemical Introduction. This accessible introduction to cultural theory asks, "What is criticism for?" and presents an answer in the form of an original polemic about the purpose of criticism.

    • 31 min

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