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Archive for June 2012

Oprah, the Victorian Novel, and You

Posted by dsherman on 20th June 2012

Lisa Rodensky from Wellesley College talks about Victorian Oprah -- how she takes up a similar cultural function as novelist George Eliot.  Oprah and Eliot shed surprising light on each other.  For all their differences, both seek to instruct our private lives in just about the most public media of their respective times, TV and the serialized novel.  Rodensky talks about their different insights into how we fashion our selves as we try to imagine the lives of others.


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