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  1. Tiffany Atkinson - ‘Lyric embarrassment or why I can’t tell a story’

    Ashoka University partnered with The University of East Anglia and the India International Centre to present the 4th Annual International Symposium: Against Storytelling - Tiffany Atkinson - ‘Lyric embarrassment or why I can’t tell a story’

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  2. Against Storytelling Symposium III (March 15, 2019) | Storytelling and Forgetfulness

    ‘Storytelling and Forgetfulness’

    Amit Chaudhuri (writer, musician, Professor of Contemporary Literature, University of East Anglia, and Fellow, Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Paris) speaks of the difference between storytelling and writing. The talk will be chaired by Robert O’Meally (Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia and Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination, Paris).

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    This symposium aims to raise questions about the rise and centrality of ‘storytelling’ in the past few decades, and what this signifies to a culture. It asks if imaginative work has aspects that hold the attention as much as – often more than – ‘story’ does.

    It is part of the ‘literary activism’ series conceptualised and curated by Amit Chaudhuri from December 2014 onwards, whose original mission statement can be read here:

    The symposiums have been hosted since their inception by the University of East Anglia with partner institutions like Ashoka University, Presidency University, and Jadavpur University in India, and Oxford University in the UK. They aim to create a conversation and space, distinct from the literary festival or the academic conference, where creative practice may be discussed by write…

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  3. Against Storytelling Symposium I (March 15, 2019) | ‘Journalism and the Triumph of the Story’

    Jeremy Harding (writer; contributing editor, London Review of Books) talks about his reluctant induction into storytelling as a journalist and his lasting ambivalence in the face of respectable fiction with a good plot and plausible characters. The talk will be chaired by Susan Boynton, Professor of Music (Historical Musicology) at Columbia University and Resident Faculty Director of the Columbia Institute for Ideas and Imagination.

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    This symposium aims to raise questions about the rise and centrality of ‘storytelling’ in the past few decades, and what this signifies to a culture. It asks if imaginative work has aspects that hold the attention as much as – often more than – ‘story’ does.

    It is part of the ‘literary activism’ series conceptualised and curated by Amit Chaudhuri from December 2014 onwards, whose original mission statement can be read here:

    The symposiums have been hosted since their inception by the University of East Anglia with partner institutions like Ashoka University, Presidency University, and Jadavpur University in India, and Oxford University in the UK. They aim to create a conversation and space, distinct from the literary festival or the academic conference, where creative practice may be discussed by writers, artists, film…

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  4. Bill Deresiewicz: “Are Stanford Students Just (Really Excellent) Sheep?”

    Bill Deresiewicz, author of "The Disadvantages of an Elite Education", speaks with Rob Reich, the Faculty Director of the Program in Ethics in Society. On April 12th, 2011, the two spoke about why Deresiewicz believes universities are focusing on building careers, rather than on enriching minds.

    The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is committed to bringing ethical reflection to bear on important social problems through research, teaching, and engagement. Visit the Center’s website for more information: http://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu

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  5. Neil Postman on Information

    Chris Johns, Editor of National Geographic magazine, recently wrote that "information is the killer app." His apparent faith in information is not shared by media scholar Neil Postman. Charlene Hunter Gault interviewed media theorist and cultural critic Neil Postman on PBS’ The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour in 1995. See the full interview here: http://youtu.be/49rcVQ1vFAY

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  6. Nicholas Carr: Is the Internet Making Us Stupid?

    How is the medium of the internet changing the message and our brains? Are we still capable of deep concentrated thought? Or are we being rewired for distraction and shallow thinking? If you’ve felt the urge to click to the next page, "The Shallows" author Nicholas Carr can explain why.

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  7. Michelle Goldberg on Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism - The John Adams Institute

    On May 14, 2007, investigative journalist Michelle Goldberg joined us to discuss her ideas on the influence of Christian Evangelical organizations on politics, the educational system and the legal system. In her book Kingdom Coming, Goldberg traces the financial and ideological ties of these groups with the Republican Party and how educational programs in many states in the US have been adapted to the creationist vision of the world. Goldberg’s introductory talk was followed by a debate moderated by James Kennedy, Professor of Contemporary History, on: The influence of religion on Dutch politics and education.

    Panel members: J.J. van Dijk Member Dutch Parliament for CDA , H. Hagoort Director EO, H. Noten Member Dutch Senate for PvdA. In cooperation with Ten Have Uitgevers & Felix Meritis.

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  8. Victor Davis Hanson—Israel & the Muscular Spirit of the West—JLC 2019

    Learn more about the Jewish Leadership Conference at: https://www.jewishleadershipconference.org/

    Presented by Victor David Hanson at the 2019 Conference on Jews and Conservatism on November 10, 2019.

    Parts of Europe and North America seem to have lost their self-confidence. We see pacifism and appeasement in the face of external threats, anemic birth-rates that suggest hopelessness, anxiety about defending national borders, and overwhelming shame about the national past. Religious devotion is down, and the cultures of the West are fractured.

    But the eminent military historian Victor Davis Hanson believes that Israel is the exception. With significant national resources devoted to defense, an above average birth-rate (even among secular Israelis), a society that fosters religious observance, a culture of military service and national readiness, all while maintaining a democratic government, a market-oriented economic system, and defending the rights of its Jewish and non-Jewish citizens, Israel today exemplifies the very civilizational confidence that other parts of the West need to recover. What are the reasons for Israeli exceptionalism, and can these cultural characteristics inspire a revival of moral confidence elsewhere? Victor Davis Hanson brings his extensive knowledge of ancient and modern…

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