Orange nematocysts, jellyfish “like burst figs”, gannets, river mouths, creeks, mudflats, ochre and viridian lands… What an amazing array!
Thanks to Marge Irvine, here are some links to help get us ready for Thursday:
See you Thursday!
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We’re all excited to talk about our December read, Becoming Nicole.
Unfortunately, while Nicole’s father was very excited to join us, work commitments will keep him away.
But here are some links that will help prepare you for the discussion:
Here is Nicole’s 13 minute TEDx talk from 2016:
What do you think about this flyer that seems to poke fun at contemporary acronyms for gender and sexuality in the name of education?
Here is a legitimate glossary from UC Davis:
Transgender is a gender. But so is nonbinary:
See you soon!!
We’re excited to meet Thursday October 5 in Brandow for our first book discussion, of Hillbilly Elegy by J. D. Vance.
In preparation, consider checking out Trump: Tribune of Poor White People from The American Conservative.
Another interesting (18 minute) watch is a TED talk by University of Virginia psychology professor Jonathan Haidt, “The Moral Roots of Liberals and Conservatives.
See you soon!
It’s here! It’s here! This year’s book list for our Literature and Medicine Book Group!
I’m so excited for our read of Antigone in
You might want to check out the 1986 multi-part series from the BBC, with Juliet Stevenson in the lead (divided into 11 parts on YouTube, total running time about 2 hours). The BBC did all three Theban plays.
An 8-part documentary on Antigone from the UK’s National Theatre. It begins with a nice 8 minute introduction to Aristotle’s theory of tragedy from Edith Hall, before introducing the play Antigone by Sophocles. Polly Findlay speaks about her interpretation of Don Taylor’s translation of Antigone for the National Theatre’s Olivier theatre in 2012.
And from Marge Irvine, this video about the Greek chorus.