1.2 That Demonic Novelistic Impulse: Orhan Pamuk with Bruce Robbins (JP)

In Episode Two of Novel Dialogue, critic and scholar Bruce Robbins sits down with Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk. They have taught classes on the political novel together at Columbia for years, and it shows. They ask how the novel can ever escape its roots in middle-class sensibility and perspective: Joseph Conrad comes up, but so does modern BrazilianContinue reading “1.2 That Demonic Novelistic Impulse: Orhan Pamuk with Bruce Robbins (JP)”

1.1 Do Great Novels Set the Standard or Challenge it? Kelly Rich and Teju Cole (AV)

Novel Dialogue kicks off with the writer and photographer Teju Cole and literary critic Kelly Rich of Harvard University talking about “saying yes to the text” as the first rule of good literary critical reading. But they also consider what happens when the urge to affirm a text gets swept up in the larger social andContinue reading “1.1 Do Great Novels Set the Standard or Challenge it? Kelly Rich and Teju Cole (AV)”

1.0 Introducing a New Podcast: Novel Dialogue with Aarthi Vadde and John Plotz

Novel Dialogue : where unlikely conversation partners come together to discuss the making of novels and what to make of them. Join Aarthi Vadde, a scholar of contemporary literature and Victorianist John Plotz as they take a four-continent journey (ok, fine a virtual four-continent, Zoomish journey….) to talk turkey with novelists and critics the worldContinue reading “1.0 Introducing a New Podcast: Novel Dialogue with Aarthi Vadde and John Plotz”