In a world of the 15-second cut and the phone text and the cats on YouTube, how do we learn to accept and master works of real deliberation? Can we watch Bergman’s 14 minute dialogues in a film? Can we read a huge novel of the nineteenth century? Can we follow an elaborate argument of twenty-five parts? If not, what does this mean?
Let’s Be Deliberate
April 26, 2019 | Podcasts
by Blanford Parker
Blanford Parker received his B.A. from Cornell College, studied Classics and English at University of Iowa, and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Harvard University. He taught graduate and undergraduate students for thirty-two years at Harvard, NYU, CUNY Graduate Center, Claremont Graduate School, and Ave Maria University. He has written and published books, articles, screenplays, and poems.