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Title: Ralph James Savarese, "Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor" (Duke UP, 2018)

Ralph James Savarese, "Classic Novels, Autistic Readers, and the Schooling of a No-Good English Professor" (Duke UP, 2018)

March 29th, 2019

From the earliest days of medical research into autism, both psychologists and the general public have characterised those on the autism spectrum as literal-minded,… Go to Episode

Joel Elliot Slotkin, "Sinister Aesthetics: The Appeal of Evil in Early Modern Literature" (Palgrave, 2017)

March 29th, 2019

Why did creative writers in early modern England write so forcefully about the relationship between aesthetics and morality? How did they imagine creative… Go to Episode

Kurt Raaflaub, "The Landmark Julius Caesar: The Complete Works" (Pantheon, 2017)

March 26th, 2019

That the Roman leader Gaius Julius Caesar is so well remembered today for his achievements as a general is largely due to his skills as a writer. In The… Go to Episode

Joseph Vogel, "James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era" (U Illinois Press, 2018)

March 28th, 2019

By the 1980s, critics and the public alike considered James Baldwin irrelevant. Yet Baldwin remained an important, prolific writer until his death in… Go to Episode