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Peter Arcese
New York
Arts & Education
Interests: Arts, Education
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Here is a Sunday Q&A recording and a few additional links related to our reading of Ovid-- Audio recording for our recent Sunday Q&A - 9/20 Two great books on Roman religion: Scheid, An Introduction to Roman Religion Beard, Religions... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Brilliant Minds
Here are a few resources we've collected on Ovid along the way. A few more likely to follow. Bernini's Apollo and Daphne Golding's translation of Ovid in multiple versions to access https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0074 https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/fulllist/special/en356/rouse_ed._goldings_ovid_1904.pdf https://books.google.com/books/about/Ovid_s_Metamorphoses.html?id=YISOeAcyx94C https://amzn.to/33DNAVu https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/08/29/an-ovidian-taste-test-the-old-verse-translations-of-ovids-metamorphoses/ Latin audio of the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Brilliant Minds
Our first session of the Fall Semester is coming up! These are recommended selections, the "not to be missed" sections that will form the basis for our class discussions of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Prioritize reading the complete books noted below in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
As we approach reading Ovid's Metamorphoses for Brilliant Minds this Fall, here are links to some background reading on Greek mythology: Roberto Calasso, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony https://amzn.to/2PEg7Dx Jean-Pierre Vernant, The Universe, Gods, and Men https://amzn.to/3fJY5dG Timothy Gantz,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here is the audio as well as links to referenced articles and video: Audio: Sunday Q&A 20200726 audio Bernadine Evaristo video at: https://literacytrust.org.uk Maureen Corrigan review at NPR: Waterstones interview: New York Times: Looking at Epic Poetry Aeon: Nostalgia reimagined... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here are a few additional select links and resources for Joy Harjo's An American Sunrise: Review at NPR https://www.npr.org/2019/08/14/750502736/in-an-american-sunrise-joy-harjo-speaks-with-a-timeless-compassion Review at New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/books/review/an-american-sunrise-poems-joy-harjo.html Overview and Introduction at the NEA https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/an-american-sunrise Stomp Dance at Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomp_dance Mound Builders at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Audio https://www.dropbox.com/s/03vu4mauth4773d/Sunday%20Q%26A%2020200719%20audio_only.m4a?dl=0 NYTimes Article https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/us/muscogee-creek-nation-oklahoma.html?searchResultPosition=1 NYTimes Opinion https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/opinion/mcgirt-oklahoma-muscogee-creek-nation.html SCOTUS https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-9526_9okb.pdf 1866 Treaty https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/u-s-treaty-creek-nation-1866/ Louis Erdrich, The Round House https://amzn.to/39aRzLz Jane Alison on Narrative https://amzn.to/32A4aqo Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Joy Harjo's recent Opinion Piece in the New York Times on the recent SCOTUS opinion: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/opinion/mcgirt-oklahoma-muscogee-creek-nation.html Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Three readings by Joy Harjo related to An American Sunrise Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Sunday Q&A - 7/12/2020 audio Poems referenced: Ithaka, Cavafy Ulysses, Tennyson Canto 26, Inferno, Dante Olga Tokarczuk video/interviews: https://youtu.be/efyBd1JPk1g https://youtu.be/NtRu30jwZuk https://youtu.be/0o_clmBrpQs https://youtu.be/0jnge9K9moI https://youtu.be/P7GRC8xfE9A Flights - print reviews: New Yorker NY Times The Guardian Washington Post Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
This is a great opportunity to hear Kelman speak about his work in general and That Was a Shiver specifically, including a reading of "Clinging On." Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Hi all, here is the audio of our Q&A in which we discussed Kelman, with video clips, copied below, and concluded with a discussion on McCarthy. Sunday Q&A audio Kelman interview and reading: Keep in mind that Kelman often writes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
If you're struggling a bit with James Kelman's, That Was a Shiver, these articles and videos provide some context: A review from The Guardian Article and Interview, also The Guardian TEDx talk about Scots language and experience Gang culture in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here is the book list for Fall 2020, links to recommended editions. Ovid, Metamorphoses Aphra Behn, Oroonoko Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra Ralph Waldo Emerson, Essential Writings James Baldwin, Go Tell It on the Mountain Gwendolyn Brooks, Selected Poems Nadine Gordimer,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here are some more links referenced today! Theater of War's Book of Job (coming up) From Tree to Shining Tree (WNYC) Coin toss from No Country for Old Men Ed Tom visits Ellis from No Country for Old Men Celebration... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here is the audio of our Sunday Q&A for 6/28, as well as additional links related to our class and discussions. Sunday Q&A - 6/28 - Audio Hal Foster, The Anti-Aesthetic William James: A well composed article by Maria Popova... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Richard Powers—PBS video clip Barbara Kingsolver, NY Times The Atlantic The Guardian Suzanne Simard—TED Talk Diana Beresford-Kroeger—Call of the Forest Peter Wohlleben—The Hidden Life of Trees Video clip—https://youtu.be/oWj1tWZ2_tg Book—https://amzn.to/3eIogBV Robert Adams—Cottonwoods Thich Nhat Hanh—Interbeing Christopher Collins—Cognitive Modes Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
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Here's the audio recording: Sunday Q&A - 6/21 I've sent out an email with the information for our Sunday Q&A on 6/21 at 4pm. If you're planning on joining and haven't received it, just let me know. And if you... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Hello Everyone, Here are links to related to our recent discussion on The Overstory including various references I made during our session. Hope you find them useful. More to follow over the weekend ... Yves Bonnefoy, Poetry and Photography (about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here's a link to the audio of our Sunday Q&A on 6/14: Sunday Q&A - 6/14 Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Following are links to resources I mentioned during our class session: How Esi Edugyan wrote her novel Washington Black Tom's Sketchbook (from Mansfield Park) Bildungsroman (Wikipedia entry) Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here's a link to the audio of our Sunday Q&A, with a focus on the nature of protest art and literature. Below the recording are links to the articles I referenced. Sunday Q&A - 6/7 - Audio Mohan, Narendra. “Protest... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
I wasn't able to record our Zoom session, but I have compiled a list of authors we discussed, along with additions. You'll also find two links: one to an interesting article on LitHub about expanding the canon of Black writers,... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
This Memorial Day Weekend, we considered the theme of memory in literature. Here are links to the recordings: Audio Sunday Q&A 5/24 Video Sunday Q&A 5/24 Here also are links to items referenced: The Poet's Dictionary, William Packard The Art... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
For our second session, I will be referencing musical works. Since we will be listening to segments during the talk, I've compiled the links below for you to preview and review at more length when convenient: Debussy Nuages Submerged Catherdral... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at Brilliant Minds