Opening Lines of Lolita

In this archival recording, James Mason reads from one of the most recognizable beginnings of twentieth-century literature.  More

Adam Michnik on Revolution

One could say that every revolution has two phases. The first is very beautiful, it is the struggle for freedom. The second is horrible, it’s the struggle for power. More

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Orhan Pamuk: The White Castle

Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk describes the historical and creative practices that influenced the character Faruk Darvinoglu in his novel THE WHITE CASTLE. More

Queer Representation and the Media

Jennifer Finney Boylan, Thomas Page McBee, Saeed Jones, and Jennifer Pozner discuss the narratives of LGBTQ issues found–or not seen–in the media. More

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