2022 Great Literature in Conversation: Dracula, Ahab, Satan, Tolkien, Ulysses, and Dickens

2022 Great Literature in Conversation: Dracula, Ahab, Satan, Tolkien, Ulysses, and Dickens

2022 Great Literature in Conversation: Dracula, Ahab, Satan, Tolkien, Ulysses, and Dickens 

It has been quite a year for us at The Neutral Ground Podcast. In this first part of our year in review, I talk about the growth of our community, my goals for the next year, and I introduce the first of two themes that I want to end the year on: Literature in Conversation. My literature episodes have produced quite a bit of interest in the second season, and so I wanted to highlight some of the interesting conversations and thoughts that came through in our second season. We talk about Bram Stoker's Dracula, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick, John Milton's Paradise lost, and Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I'll be back with new episodes on January 10th. However, if you have not had the opportunity to check out the full episodes, you can use the links I've provided below. Also, make sure you are subscribed to the podcast. We're building a special community here, and we can always use more people. Thank you for a wonderful year. I could not have done any of this without you. 




1. Salvation for the monstrous and the horror of being | Dr. Jon Greenaway #33: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlHFk...

2. Paradise Lost Book 4 Satan's Soliloquy Analysis | Dr. Joe Meyer #30: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfYT4...

3. Tolkien, Psychoanalysis, and the Importance of Enchantment Today | Dr. John Rosegrant #47: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a90ed...

4. Moby-Dick's Captain Ahab, and a Warning We Need for Today| Dr. Joe Meyer #34: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a60nY...

5. Why James Joyce's Ulysses Matters 100 Years Later | Dr. Sam Slote #43: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixXPo...

6.Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol - Why You Should Read the Actual Text | Dr. Joe Meyer #59: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3IIo...


00:00 Introduction

03:19 Bram Stoker's Dracula

08:51 Milton's Satan from Paradise Lost

15:40 Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

27:00 Chapter 135 of Moby-Dick

30:28 James Joyce Ulysses

43:45 Jacob Marley and Dickens' A Christmas Carol


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