Thursday, November 25, 2010

Heads-up for 25 November 2010

In Our Time (BBC)
Melvyn Bragg and guests explore metaphor; the literary device that pervades our language, literature and lives. From medieval literature to Shakespeare, the Metaphysical poets and Virginia Woolf, this programme considers the role of metaphor in their work and more. Melvyn Bragg is joined by Julie Sanders, Professor of English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham; Steve Connor, Professor of Modern Literature and Theory at Birkbeck, University of London; and Tom Healy, Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Sussex.
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New Books In History
Deborah Kaple, “Gulag Boss: A Soviet Memoir”
In Gulag Boss: A Soviet Memoir (Oxford UP, 2010), Deborah Kaple gives us the biography of Fyodor Vasilevich Mochulsky – ordinary fellow, Communist Party member, and GULAG officer from 1940 to 1946.
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TED Talks
Creative houses from reclaimed stuff - Dan Phillips (2010)
In this funny and insightful talk from TEDxHouston, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he's built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive.
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