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
- Sakontala: An Indian Love Story(May 27, 2010 Staatstheater Saarbrücken)
Farrukh Dhondy reads the short story "Free Dinners". (Nov. 5, 2009 Theater im Viertel, Saarbrücken)
- "Free Dinners": Download as mp3
Kwame Anthony Appiah
- "Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in A World of Strangers"(oct. 29 2008)
Homi K Bhabha
- "On Global Memory"(Apr. 14, 2008)
- "Writing Rights and Responsibilities"(Jan. 31, 2008)
- Pierre Carles. Sociology is a Martial Art. C-P Productions, 2001
- "Indian Modernity: Once Colonial, Now Global"(Sept. 30, 2009)
- Kirby Dick, Amy Kofman. Derrida.Jane Doe Movies, 2002.
- Isaac Julien, Marc Nash. Frantz Fanon: Black Skin/White Masks. Normal Films, 1996.
- Elisabeth Kapnist dir. "Sigmud Freud. Die Erfindung der Psychoanalyse." Part 1. Die Anfänge Part 2. Der Durchbruch. France 3/ BFC Productions, 1997.
- "Eric Hobsbawm and Marxist History" (Sep. 29, 2016)
- Podcast: Stephen Greenblatt (Oct. 15, 2008)
- "Reading Marx's Capital with David Harvey": This open course consists of 13 video lectures of Professor Harvey’s close chapter by chapter reading of Capital, Volume I.
Trinh Thi Minh-Ha
Ashis Nandy/Arjun Appadurai
- "The Romance of the Nation State" Lecture by Nandy followed by a discussion with Arjun Appadurai. FORA TV (Mar. 2007)
- Conversation with History (2003)
Mary Louise Pratt
- "Modernity and Globality or What brought the Virgin of Zapopan to Los Angeles." Ian Fletcher Lecture, University of Arizona (Feb 2001)
- On Orientalism Edward Said explaining his concept of Orientalism
Gayatri C Spivak
- "The Trajectory of the Subaltern in My Work" (Sept 13, 2004)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o
- "Moving the Center:Language, Culture and Globalization." Lecture, University of California, 2004
- "First Tragedy, then Farce"The RSA (Amimated)
Literary and Cultural Studies
- (25 Lectures) Paul H. Fry (Yale)
- (19 Lectures) Courtenay Raia (UCLA)
- posted in the Best Colleges Online Blog
- (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.
- (23 Lectures) Giuseppe Mazzota (Yale)
- My Indian Life is a 10-episode 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.
- This library of academic and cultural films features several sub-collections of documentaries, educational movies, anthropological and artistic films.
- Nobel Laureates have "to give a lecture on a subject connected with the work for which the prize has been awarded."
- 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.
- Introductory courses from all fields, often with additional course material and lecture transcripts.
- Mostly guest lectures by distinguished scholars (e.g. Bhabha, Spivak) and writers (e.g. Soyinka, Fugard).
- Course lectures, poetry readings and special events
- Conversations with History (highly recommended)
- Lectures and discussions on economy, politics, culture, science and the environment.
- Collection of webcasts of events organized by the Library of Congress: many readings by authors and lectures on literature, history, biography etc.
- Lectures held at Princeton University, some from distinguished lecture series.
- Podcasts available on the website (with short abstracts).
- 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)
- Links to websites where you can watch documentary movies for free
Full lecture series, online courses, guest lectures, interviews, symposia and literary readings:
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