Friday, March 6, 2009
New Podcast: On Love
As I announced a few days ago, production has started on a new podcast series. The first podcast series, Gendering the Media with Brikena Ribaj will continue to have new pieces added to it every Friday. Most of these pieces will be on modern applications of literary theory.
This new series, De Amore: On Love, will, for the most part, be on the literature of the Middle Ages. The literature of the Middle Ages is what I am formally trained in and it is that which fuels the majority of my interests, professional and personal.
For there is nothing new under the sun, folks.
And, no, we don't know better in modernity.
Far from it.
The new series will be available on iTunes soon.
In the meantime, you may listen to it here.
This first podcast is a general introduction to the concept of love as "minne," the Middle High German word for courtly love, and "caritas/cupiditas/prima voglia" as Dante refers to it in his own work. The two authors I evoke in this first piece are Hartmann von Aue and Dante and their respective works to which I pay tribute are diu klage, Gregorius, Convivio, and the Divine Comedy.
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