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  1. Nicholas Carr (6/23/10)

    What’s the Internet Doing to Our Brains?

    Nicholas Carr, Author, The Shallows

    In conversation with Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google

    "Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski." Carr uses this allegory in his Atlantic Monthly cover story "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" and makes the case that the Internet has diminished our ability to think deeply. Carr, an outspoken anti-Wikipedia activist, will share his theory on the Internet as the culprit against civilization’s progress. Are our brains re-routed? What is the cost of information efficiency? Join us as this best-selling author presents his perspective on the side effects of the World Wide Web.

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  2. Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

    Peter Salovey, Yale Provost, speaks at the 2010 Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) Conference, Building Leadership for Health held at Yale University. He extends an official University welcome and shares remarks on the psychology of leadership, drawing on his expertise in emotional intelligence and leadership.

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  3. 17. Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian

    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291)

    In this first of two lectures on Blood Meridian, Professor Hungerford walks us through some of the novel’s major sources and influences, showing how McCarthy engages both literary tradition and American history, and indeed questions of origins and originality itself. The Bible, Moby-Dick, Paradise Lost, the poetry of William Wordsworth, and the historical narrative of Sam Chamberlain all contribute to the style and themes of this work that remains, in its own right, a provocative meditation on history, one that explores the very limits of narrative and human potential.

    00:00 - Chapter 1. The Literary Tradition: Allusions and Revisions 08:49 - Chapter 2. Eradicating Interiority: "Moby Dick" 20:50 - Chapter 3. Modeling Evil: "Paradise Lost" 30:13 - Chapter 4: Rejecting Innocence: Wordsworth 34:59 - Chapter 5. Historical Sources: Samuel Chamberlin’s "My Confession"

    Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

    This course was recorded in Spring 2008.

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  4. 12. Thomas Pynchon, The Crying of Lot 49

    The American Novel Since 1945 (ENGL 291)

    Professor Hungerford introduces this lecture by reviewing the ways that authors on the syllabus up to this point have dealt with the relationship between language and life, that collection of elusive or obvious things that for literary critics fall under the category of "the Real." The Real can shout out from a work of art, as it sometimes does in Black Boy, or haunt it, as in Lolita. It can elude authors like Kerouac and Barth for widely different reasons. Placing Pynchon firmly in the context of the political upheaval of the 1960s that he is often seen to avoid, Hungerford argues that Pynchon—no less than a writer of faith like Flannery O’Connor—is deeply invested in questions of meaning and emotional response, so that The Crying of Lot 49 is a sincere call for connection, and a lament for loss, as much as it is an ironic, playful puzzle.

    00:00 - Chapter 1. Language and Reality: Course Review 09:18 - Chapter 2. Pynchon and Politics: Activism and Passivism in the 1960s 15:42 - Chapter 3. The Variable Roles of Oedipa Maas 36:02 - Chapter 4. Finding Reality in the Social Details

    Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses

    This course was recorded in Spring 2008.

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