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Eleanor Jones Harvey, the author of Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature and Culture, illuminates Humboldt’s lasting impression on American visual arts, sciences, literature, and politics.
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We’d like to share this “Mud Season” episode about politics and proverbs, which features Wolfgang Mieder, a professor of German and folklore at UVM. Wolfgang is the author of several books about proverbs, including one on Vermont proverbs in particular: “Talk Less and Say More.”
Video: Drawing from his documentary film “Man on Fire,” Middlebury professor James Sanchez discusses the rhetoric of white supremacy and suggests ways communities might address bigotry.
Video: Yale historian David Blight, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History for his biography “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom,” tells Douglass’s story: an escaped slave who became one of the leading abolitionists, orators, and writers of his era.
Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for “Bridge to Terabithia” in 1978 and for “Jacob Have I Loved” in 1981. In this episode, she discusses and reads from “Bridge to Terabithia.”
Video: Biographer Mark Dery discusses Edward Gorey, the author and illustrator whose picture books full of murder, mayhem, and discreet depravity influenced Tim Burton, Lemony Snicket, and Guillermo Del Toro.
Video: Illustrator David Macaulay illuminates the rich and storied history that culminated in the building of the steamship the SS United States. He also tells of a personal journey: the famed vessel was the very one on which the author emigrated to America as a ten-year-old.
Labor historian and Dartmouth professor Annelise Orleck is the author of “We Are All Fast Food Workers Now,” which provides a close look at globalization and its costs. She interviewed berry pickers, fast food servers, garment workers, hotel housekeepers and others who are fighting for respect, safety, and a living wage.
Audio: Many different groups of people, from many different continents, have helped build our state. But from the 19th century through 2019, the stories of immigrants have largely been excluded from the popular image of Vermont.
Video: Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection “How to Love a Country,” exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses.
Video: From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E. B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing on his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White’s versatility and enormous legacy.