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Read. Return. Repeat. S2E6: There's an End to This Monster Book

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In this episode, co-hosts Sara Dixon and Daniel Pewewardy tackle category 3: A Book That Intimidates You. Joining them is Dr. Francis Connor, an Assoc...

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In this episode, co-hosts Sara Dixon and Daniel Pewewardy tackle category 3: A Book That Intimidates You. Joining them is Dr. Francis Connor, an Associate Professor of English at Wichita State University. They talk about Shakespeare, Classics, how people’s relationships to reading and books have changed in the past six-hundred years and why we should read more books that intimidate us.

Topic Index:
0:00 Intro
1:43 Path to teaching English Literature
5:28 Evolution of reading for pleasure
14:34 Evolution of the book as a physical form
21:46 Making Shakespeare approachable
29:52 Where to start with Shakespeare
35:01 Why people should read books that intimidate them
39:46 What makes a book intimidating?
49:15 The Wire and The Great American Novel
56:27 Lack of diversity in "Classic Literature"
1:03:17 Current and upcoming projects
1:06:28 Reading recommendations
1:13:41 Short story reading
1:16:29 Outro

For a list of creators and works mentioned in this episode, visit https://catalog.wichitalibrary.org/rs/89145.

Read. Return. Repeat. is a monthly podcast produced by the staff of the Wichita Public Library. Learn more at http://wichitalibrary.org/podcast.
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