Penn Press Podcasts

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Interviews with University of Pennsylvania Press book authors and editors

Episodios

  • Penn Press Podcast Episode 4: Eric C. Schneider, Smack

    Penn Press Podcast Episode 4: Eric C. Schneider, Smack

    15/09/2016 Duración: 24min

    January, 5, 2009. Historian Eric C. Schneider discusses the history of the heroin trade in New York City and other American cities.

  • Penn Press Podcast Episode 9: Nancy Bentley, Frantic Panoramas: American Literature and Mass Culture, 1870-1920

    Penn Press Podcast Episode 9: Nancy Bentley, Frantic Panoramas: American Literature and Mass Culture, 1870-1920

    15/09/2016 Duración: 27min

    June, 2, 2009. Nancy Bentley talks about the interaction between literary culture and nascent mass culture at the turn of the twenthieth century.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 1: Lisa Rosner, Being the True and Spectacular History of Edinburghs Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science Who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes

    Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 1: Lisa Rosner, Being the True and Spectacular History of Edinburgh's Notorious Burke and Hare and of the Man of Science Who Abetted Them in the Commission of Their Most Heinous Crimes

    15/09/2016 Duración: 27min

    Oct, 1, 2009. Historian Lisa Rosner dispells myths surrounding the Burke and Hare murder case and their client, Dr. Robert Knox. Rosner explains burking, and shared details about the victims of the nineteenth-century serial killers.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 2: Scott Gabriel Knowles, Imagining Philadelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City

    Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 2: Scott Gabriel Knowles, Imagining Philadelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City

    15/09/2016 Duración: 28min

    Nov, 3, 2009. Scott Gabriel Knowles, historian and editor of Imagining Philadelphia: Edmund Bacon and the Future of the City, discusses the legacy of the famous urban planner.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 3: David Suisman, Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

    Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 3: David Suisman, Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction

    15/09/2016 Duración: 26min

    Dec, 1, 2009. David Suisman, historian and co-editor of Sound in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, discusses the role of sound in the history of the twentieth century from early bootleg records to Tokyo Rose to CB radio.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 5: George Cotkin, Moralitys Muddy Waters: Ethical Quandaries in Modern America

    Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 5: George Cotkin, Morality's Muddy Waters: Ethical Quandaries in Modern America

    15/09/2016 Duración: 22min

    Mar 1, 2010. Cultural historian George Cotkin calls for a "healthy dose of befuddlement" in considering some of the most controversial episodes of the last hundred years.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 6: Robert Darnton, The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon

    Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 6: Robert Darnton, The Devil in the Holy Water, or the Art of Slander from Louis XIV to Napoleon

    15/09/2016 Duración: 29min

    Apr 1, 2010. Historian and book expert Robert Darnton discusses literature of slander and libel in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century France and reveals the names of history's forgotten muckrackers, including the author of The Bohemians.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 8: Johan Elverskog, Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road

    Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 8: Johan Elverskog, Buddhism and Islam on the Silk Road

    15/09/2016 Duración: 27min

    Jun 1, 2010. Religious Studies professor Johan Elverskog discusses the history of interaction between two of the world's major religions on the cultural crossroads of Eurasia.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 9: Len Krisak, Virgils Eclogues

    Penn Press Podcast Season 2, Episode 9: Len Krisak, Virgil's Eclogues

    15/09/2016 Duración: 14min

    Jul 1, 2010. Award-winning poet Len Krisak discusses his new translation of Virgil's Eclogues and reads some selections from the book of classic poems.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 11: David R. Swartz, Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 11: David R. Swartz, Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism

    02/11/2012 Duración: 16min

    David R. Swartz, Asbury University historian and author of Moral Minority: The Evangelical Left in an Age of Conservatism, discusses the overlooked history of the America's evangelical progressives. Swartz talks about the differences between Christian fundamentalists and other evangelicals, and the influence of people such as Ron Sider, Mark Hatfield, and Jim Wallis.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 10: Robert Dale Parker, Changing Is Not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 10: Robert Dale Parker, Changing Is Not Vanishing: A Collection of American Indian Poetry to 1930

    01/10/2012 Duración: 34min

    February 1, 2011. Robert Dale Parker is James M. Benson Professor in English and Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois. Parker's collection of poetry, Changing Is Not Vanishing, reinvents the early history of American Indian literature and the history of American poetry by presenting a vast but forgotten archive of American Indian poems. In this podcast, Parker discusses the editing process and reads selected poems from his new book.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 9: The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 9: The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1

    07/09/2012 Duración: 21min

    Albert J. Churella, Associate Professor in the Social and International Studies Department at Southern Polytechnic State University and author of The Pennsylvania Railroad, Volume 1: Building an Empire, 1846-1917, talks about his monumental history of the transportation giant. At the end of the nineteenth century, the Pennsylvania Railroad was the largest privately owned business corporation in the world. Churella discusses the birth of this enterprise and its relationship to America's natural, technological, and political landscape.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 8: In the Crossfire

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 8: In the Crossfire

    01/08/2012 Duración: 21min

    John P. Spencer, Associate Professor of Education at Ursinus College and author of In the Crossfire: Marcus Foster and the Troubled History of American School Reform, talks about the work of a leading public educator who was assassinated in 1973. Spencer shares Foster's success stories and struggles in the Philadelphia and Oakland school systems, and explains what Foster's comprehensive, bridge-building approach can teach us in an age of finger-pointing debates about failing urban schools.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 7: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 7: Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters

    01/07/2012 Duración: 29min

    Victoria W. Wolcott, Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo, SUNY and author of Race, Riots, and Roller Coasters: The Struggle over Segregated Recreation in America, discusses an overlooked aspect of twentieth-century public accommodations controversies. Wolcott tells how African Americans and their allies fought to integrate parks and playlands across the United States, often in the face of violence and intimidation.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 6: Unmarriages

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 6: Unmarriages

    04/06/2012 Duración: 33min

    Ruth Mazo Karras, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota, reminds us that traditional marriage was not the only option for couples in medieval Europe. Her new book Unmarriages: Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in the Middle Ages examines the various relationships that took shape during that period.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 5: How Governors Built the Modern American Presidency

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 5: How Governors Built the Modern American Presidency

    07/05/2012 Duración: 16min

    Lehigh University political scientist Saladin M. Ambar, author of How Governors Built the Modern American Presidency, discusses the role that governorship played in shaping America's executive branch. Ambar talks about the influence of governors and presidents such as Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Bob La Follette, and Rutherford Hayes. He also discusses the implications of this leadership legacy for the 2012 presidential election.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 4: The Satires of Horace

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 4: The Satires of Horace

    30/03/2012 Duración: 16min

    Penn Press's own Sara Davis reads selections from The Satires of Horace, translated by A.M. Juster. In the Satires, the Roman philosopher and dramatic critic Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-3 B.C.), known as Horace, provides trenchant social commentary on men's perennial enslavement to money, power, fame, and sex. Juster's striking new translation relies on the tools and spirit of the English light verse tradition while taking care to render the original text as accurately as possible.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 3: John Cheng, Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 3: John Cheng, Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America

    01/03/2012 Duración: 45min

    Historian John Cheng discusses the early culture of popular science fiction. Cheng's new book, Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America, examines the origins of the genre and its community of fans. Cheng shows how pulp science fiction magazines of the 1920s and 30s reflected mainstream views of race and gender while inspiring both professional scientists and amateurs to pursue research.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 2: Shawn Leigh Alexander: An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 2: Shawn Leigh Alexander: An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP

    31/01/2012 Duración: 20min

    Shawn Leigh Alexander, Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies and interim director of the Langston Hughes Center at the University of Kansas, discusses the efforts of T. Thomas Fortune, Ida B. Wells, W. E. B. DuBois, Booker T. Washington, and other leaders featured in his book, An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP.

  • Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 1: Larry Silver, Peasant Scenes and Landscapes: The Rise of Pictorial Genres in the Antwerp Art Market

    Penn Press Podcast Season 4, Episode 1: Larry Silver, Peasant Scenes and Landscapes: The Rise of Pictorial Genres in the Antwerp Art Market

    03/01/2012 Duración: 22min

    Larry Silver, Farquhar Professor of History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania, talks about his award-winning book Peasant Scenes and Landscapes: The Rise of Pictorial Genres in the Antwerp Art Market.

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