1.3 Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Madhuri Vijay talks to Ulka Anjaria (AV)

Ulka Anjaria and Madhuri Vijay sit down to talk about Madhuri’s prize-winning first novel The Far Field. They discuss what it’s like to write intimately about a place – Kashmir – that many people even within India know only through headlines and news stories. Getting intimate with a place moves us into talking about the IndianContinue reading “1.3 Oh, The Places You’ll Go: Madhuri Vijay talks to Ulka Anjaria (AV)”

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”