Category Archives: Video

Posts that have video content.

Masha Gessen with Anand Giridharadas – Surviving Autocracy 20 October 2020 – Video

Recorded on YouTube on 20 October 2020.

Masha Gessen is the author of eleven books and a staff writer for the New Yorker. In addition to Surviving Autocracy (2020), their recent books include The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia (2017), which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction; The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy (2015), about the Boston Marathon bombers; and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (2012). They spoke with Anand Giridharadas, who is an editor-at-large for Time magazine, an on-air political analyst for MSNBC, and a visiting scholar at New York University.

This was a Readings and Conversations event. This event was in partnership with Haymarket Books.

Listen to the audio version here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

James Heffernan: Stephen Dedalus, Leopold Bloom, and the Ghost of Shakespeare, 16 June 2020 – Video

Recorded by Mr. Heffernan remotely at his teaching office.

James Heffernan, Professor Emeritus of English at Dartmouth College, has lectured extensively on James Joyce, particularly Ulysses, which he has covered in 24 lectures for the Teaching Company. His many articles include a close study of Molly’s monologue, and his books include studies of English Romantic poetry and landscape painting, interart relations, “ekphrastic” poetry from Homer to John Ashbery, and—most recently– Hospitality and Treachery in Western Literature, published by Yale in 2014. He is now nearing completion of a book on politics and literature at the dawn of World War II.

Bloomsday is a commemoration and celebration of the life of the Irish writer James Joyce during which the events of his novel Ulysses (which is set on 16 June 1904) are relived. It is observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and many cities around the world.

Listen to the audio version here.
You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website.

Noura Erakat with Janine Jackson, Talk, 4 December 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 4, 2019.

Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and assistant professor at Rutgers University. She has served as legal counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, as a legal advocate for Palestinian refugee rights at the United Nations, and as the national grassroots organizer and legal advocate at the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She is the author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine. Erakat’s research interests include human rights and humanitarian, refugee, and national security law.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Noura Erakat was introduced by Janine Jackson, then talked about her work. You can find the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

Noura Erakat with Janine Jackson, Conversation, 4 December 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 4, 2019.

Noura Erakat is a human rights attorney and assistant professor at Rutgers University. She has served as legal counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, as a legal advocate for Palestinian refugee rights at the United Nations, and as the national grassroots organizer and legal advocate at the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. She is the author of Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine. Erakat’s research interests include human rights and humanitarian, refugee, and national security law.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Noura Erakat joined Janine Jackson in conversation. You can find the companion talk here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

Eve L. Ewing with Wayne Au, Reading, 13 November 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 13, 2019.

Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. She is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side explores the relationship between the closing of public schools and the structural history of race and racism in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. Her work has been published in many venues, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the Washington Post.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Eve L. Ewing was introduced by Wayne Au, then read from her work. You can find the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

Eve L. Ewing with Wayne Au, Conversation, 13 November 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on November 13, 2019.

Eve L. Ewing is a sociologist of education whose research is focused on racism, social inequality, and urban policy, and the impact of these forces on American public schools and the lives of young people. She is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. Her book Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side explores the relationship between the closing of public schools and the structural history of race and racism in Chicago’s Bronzeville community. Her work has been published in many venues, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the Washington Post.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Eve L. Ewing joined Wayne Au in conversation. You can find the companion reading here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

Deborah Levy with John Freeman, Reading, 30 October 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 30, 2019.

Deborah Levy, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, writes fiction, plays, and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, broadcast on the BBC, and translated widely across the world. The author of highly praised novels, including Hot Milk and Swimming Home (both Man Booker Prize finalists), The Unloved, and Billy and Girl; the acclaimed story collection Black Vodka; and part one of her working autobiography, Things I Don’t Want to Know, she lives in London. Her latest novel, The Man Who Saw Everything, has been long-listed for the 2019 Booker Prize.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Deborah Levy was introduced by John Freeman, then read from her work. You can find the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the videos of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

Deborah Levy with John Freeman, Conversation, 30 October 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 30, 2019.

Deborah Levy, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, writes fiction, plays, and poetry. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, broadcast on the BBC, and translated widely across the world. The author of highly praised novels, including Hot Milk and Swimming Home (both Man Booker Prize finalists), The Unloved, and Billy and Girl; the acclaimed story collection Black Vodka; and part one of her working autobiography, Things I Don’t Want to Know, she lives in London. Her latest novel, The Man Who Saw Everything, has been long-listed for the 2019 Booker Prize.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Deborah Levy joined John Freeman in conversation. You can find the companion reading here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also watch the videos of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.

Natalie Scenters-Zapico with Michael Wiegers, Poetry, 13 October 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lannan Meeting House in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 13, 2019.

Natalie Scenters-Zapico is from the sister cities of El Paso, Texas, USA, and Cd. Juárez, Chihuahua, México. Her first book, The Verging Cities (Center for Literary Publishing 2015), won the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry, Great Lakes Colleges Association’s New Writers Award, NACCS Foco Book Prize, and the Utah Book Award. Lima :: Limón, her second poetry collection, was published by Copper Canyon Press in 2019.

Scenters-Zapico’s poems have appeared in a wide range of anthologies and literary magazines including Best American Poetry 2015, POETRY, Tin House, Kenyon Review, and more. She is a recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a CantoMundo fellowship. Scenters-Zapico is poet in residence at the University of Puget Sound.

This was a Poetry Sunday event.

In this episode, Natalie Scenters-Zapico was introduced by Michael Wiegers, then read from her work.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there.

Vijay Prashad with Melanie K. Yazzie, Talk, 25 September 2019 – Video

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on September 25, 2019.

Vijay Prashad is a Marxist historian and journalist. He is the director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, a movement-driven research institution based in Argentina, Brazil, India, and South Africa. He is also chief editor of LeftWord Books, a 20-year-old Marxist publishing house based in New Delhi. Additionally, Prashad is the chief correspondent for Globetrotter and writes a regular column for Frontline (India) and BirGün (Turkey). He has written 25 books, including The Darker Nations: A Peoples History of the Third World and The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South, and has appeared in two films: Shadow World and Two Meetings. For 25 years, he was a professor at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

This was a Readings and Conversations event.

In this episode, Vijay Prashad was introduced by Melanie K. Yazzie, then talked about his work. You can find the companion conversation here.

You may learn more about this event on the Lannan website; you may also listen to the audio recording of this event there. Photos from this event are available on Flickr.