Death & Numbers | Podcasts

Food For Thought: Episode 2

In this special three-part series from Death & Numbers, we’re cracking open cookbooks and archival records to learn about the bond between food and text. Our second episode breaks down how technology influences food writing and criticism by focusing on the effect of visual-based technology. Read more! Milkshakes from the Peached Tortilla in Austin, Texas […]

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Death & Numbers | Podcasts

Food for Thought: Episode 1

In this special three-part series of Death & Numbers, we’re cracking open cookbooks and archival records to learn about the bond between food and text. In this first episode, we pair a largely forgotten 17th century French cookbook with Julia Child’s classic cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking to consider how food writing shapes cultural transmission. Find […]

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Humanities Minutes

Can We Ever Kill the Author?

In this episode, we discuss infamous author Norman Mailer and explore a timely question, given the recent accusations of sexual misconduct throughout Hollywood and beyond and the #MeToo movement: Can you really separate the art from the artist? Read the original essay by Roland Barthes, “La mort de l’auteur” here, and the translation by Richard Howard here. […]

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Humanities Minutes | Podcasts

Two Authors–One Literary Spar

Two authors–one complicated relationship. “[Hemingway] has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” “Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?” William Faulkner is known for his experimental, stream-of-consciousness style, and his attention to diction and cadence. His characters are distinctly Southern–former slaves […]

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