Tag Archives: Tutelary Spirits

Links for Herman Melville’s “The Confidence-Man”

Manuscript fragment from Chapter 14 of The Confidence-Man. [Source: Wikimedia Commons] The Confidence-Man – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “The Confidence-Man uses the Mississippi River as a metaphor for those broader aspects of American and human identity that unify the otherwise … Continue reading






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Tennessee Williams’ Legacy at 100

Tennessee Williams was born 100 years ago. NPR’s tribute to him includes some great sound bites/quotations from the plays






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Anna Akhmatova in the Modernist Moment

Nathan Altman. Portrait of Anna Akhmatova. 1914. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. [Source: Anna Akhmatova Foundation] Anna Akhmatova had become a cultural icon by the time Nathan Altman painted her in 1914. Her bangs and shawl, her regal bearing … Continue reading






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Happy 90th Birthday, Pete Seeger!

Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen lead the crowd in This Land is Your Land at the inaugural concert held at the Lincoln Memorial pm January 18, 2009.. Listen to Folk Alley’s 5-hour side stream of memorable Seeger classics covered by … Continue reading






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Café Mouffe: Jamie O’Neil Remixes McLuhan

McLuhan Remix: Prologue 1/3 from the Kurtweibers channel. McLuhan Remix: The Medium is the Mix 2/3 from the Kurtweibers channel. McLuhan Remix: Epilogue 3/3 from the Kurtweibers channel. Jamie O’Neil is an assistant professor of digital media arts at Canisius … Continue reading






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