Episode #10: Tina-Karen Pusse on Jordan Peterson, Identity Politics and the Online Culture Wars

The provocative and inflammatory punditry of Jordan Peterson is coming to Ireland. In this interview, Tina-Karen Pusse sketches and critiques the politics of libertarianism and the New Right and anti-feminism that will draw crowds to Dublin’s 3Arena on 14 July. ‘Winning the War of Ideas’ will feature Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris, and Douglas Murray.  Anticipating […]

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Episode #08 Joe Cleary on the World Literary System

How we can blend the study of literary history with literary geography and political economy? Professor Joe Cleary of Yale University tackles this question by guiding us through the World Literary System, which is a mode of  analysis associated mainly with the literary critics Pascale Casanova and Franco Moretti. Cleary shows how this approach can […]

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Episode #03 Merlo Kelly on Georgian Dublin

Architectural historian Merlo Kelly relates the story of Georgian Dublin. Who were the developers? Who bought these houses? And what explains their slow demise over the centuries? The leading authority on the history of the north side of the city in this period, Merlo Kelly puts these elegant buildings and streets in their social, aesthetic […]

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Reduction, read by Stephen Rea

This is a reading by actor Stephen Rea of an account of events in County Cork during the Great Famine of the 1840s. Historian Breandán Mac Suibhne draws on the source material of a local doctor’s notes to describe how an entire society, its customs and norms, collapsed under pressure of dispossession, starvation and disease. […]

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