Audiovisual Resources

These links to audiovisual material are there to help you expand your background knowledge.

There are full university lectures (from universities such as Yale and Berkeley) on literature, theory and history, guest lectures by key literary critics talking about their key concepts as well as interviews and discussions.

Most of the material is taken from the websites collected under "Links." On these sites, you can find a wealth of further material!

TAS Lectures and Readings

Makarand Paranjape

Farrukh Dhondy reads the short story "Free Dinners". (Nov. 5, 2009 Theater im Viertel, Saarbrücken)

Vijay Mishra

Key Critics

Kwame Anthony Appiah


Homi K Bhabha


Pierre Bourdieu

  • Pierre Carles. Sociology is a Martial ArtC-P Productions, 2001


Dipesh Chakrabarty


Jacques Derrida

  • Kirby Dick, Amy Kofman. Derrida. Jane Doe Movies, 2002.


Franz Fanon


Sigmund Freud

  • Elisabeth Kapnist dir. "Sigmund Freud. Die Erfindung der Psychoanalyse." Part 1. Die Anfänge Part 2. Der Durchbruch. France 3/ BFC Productions, 1997.


Eric Hobsbawm


Antonio Gramsci


Stephen Greenblatt


Stuart Hall


Karl Marx


Trinh Thi Minh-Ha

  • Reassemblage. From the Firelight to the Screen (1983) on youtube: 1/42/43/44/4


Ashis Nandy/Arjun Appadurai


Gananath Obeyesekere


Mary Louise Pratt


Edward Said


Gayatri C Spivak


Ngugi wa Thiong'o


Slavoj Zizek

  • "We're Only Human: Ideology in Hollywood Today" (Jan 2009)

Literary and Cultural Studies

"Literary Theory"

  • (25 Lectures) Paul H. Fry (Yale)

Paul Bloom. "A Person in the World of People: Self and Other" Part I,Part IIPart of. Introduction to Psychology. Open Yale Courses, 2010.


Science, Magic and Religion

  • (19 Lectures) Courtenay Raia (UCLA)


100 Incredible Anthropology Lectures Online

  • posted in the Best Colleges Online Blog


"Cinema Diaspora: A Panel Discussion with Mira Nair"

  • (Sept. 17 2007)  Mira Nair and UC Faculty

Racism: A History. A series by BBC, 2007.

  • Episode 1 'The Colour of Money: Colonialism and the Slave Trade'
  • Episode 2  'Fatal Impacts: Eugenics, Social Darwinism, and Genocide'
  • Episode 3  'A Savage Legacy: Apartheid, Jim Crow, and Racism Today'

Patrick Brantlinger "Cannibals and Missionaries" Ian Fletcher Lecture. Arizona State University. Nov. 2002.


Dante's Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise

  • (23 Lectures) Giuseppe Mazzota (Yale)


BBC Podcast: My Indian Life

  • My Indian Life is a podcast on "what it means to be young and Indian in the 21st century." Host Kalki Koechlin and a BBC team travel across India, meeting uniquely talented individuals with troubled lives.

Internet Archive: Cultural and Academic Films Collection

  • This library of academic and cultural films features several sub-collections of documentaries, educational movies, anthropological and artistic films.

Nobel Prize Lectures 

  • Nobel  Laureates have "to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded." 

iTunes University

  • Educational content on iTunes. Audiovisual material from more than 600 museums and unversities.


  • Complete lecture series from leading American universities such as Yale, Stanford, Berkeley etc.

Open Yale Courses

  • Introductory courses from all fields, often with additional course material and lecture transcripts.

University of California Television(UCTV)

  • Mostly guest lectures by distinguished scholars (e.g. Bhabha, Spivak) and writers (e.g. Soyinka, Fugard).

Webcast: University of Berkeley 


  • Lectures and discussions on economy, politics, culture, science and the environment. 

Library of Congress Webcasts

  • Collection of webcasts of events organized by the Library of Congress: many readings by authors and lectures on literature, history, biography etc.

Web Media from Princeton University

  • Lectures held at Princeton University, some from distinguished lecture series.

The British Academy

  • Podcasts available on the website (with short abstracts).

MIT Comparative Media Studies: CMS News (Podcasts)

  • Subjects relate to the various media we create and consume each day: film, TV, comics, videogames, the internet, and the vast body of emerging media that's being created as you read this. (website)