SUBTEXT Literature and Film Podcast

By Wes Alwan and Erin O'Luanaigh

Analysis of a book, movie, play, or poem.

  1. 1.
    Realism as Cruelty in “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams
    1:33:16
  2. 2.
    Prestidigitocracy in “The Wizard of Oz” (1939)
    1:17:18
  3. 3.
    Formulated Phrases in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot: Part 2
    1:32:26
  4. 4.
    Disturbing the Universe in “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot: Part 1
    1:03:57
  5. 5.
    (post)script: Post-Apocalypse
    17:07
  6. 6.
    At Home with War in “Apocalypse Now” (1979) by Francis Ford Coppola
    1:14:03
  7. 7.
    Unsound Methods in Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”
    1:28:05
  8. 8.
    On the Lam with “Thelma & Louise” (1991)
    1:28:59
  1. 9.
    Spiritual Matters in Chekhov’s “The Student” and “A Medical Case”
    1:14:28
  2. 10.
    Art and Action in Chekhov’s “The House with the Mezzanine”
    1:20:00
  3. 11.
    Nipped by Love in Chekhov’s “The Lady with the Little Dog”
    1:09:11
  4. 12.
    Business Gets Personal in “The Godfather” (1972)
    1:21:58
  5. 13.
    (post)script: Post-Hall: Pimps, Pills, and Automobiles
    17:04
  6. 14.
    Love and Nostalgia in Woody Allen’s “Annie Hall” (1977)
    1:05:55
  7. 15.
    Yielding to Suggestion in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”
    1:32:13
  8. 16.
    Clever Hopes in W. H. Auden’s “September 1, 1939”
    1:18:04
  9. 17.
    The “Human Position” of Suffering in W. H. Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts”
    1:03:56
  10. 18.
    Mutual Amusement in “The Awful Truth” (1937)
    1:10:54
  11. 19.
    Against Specialization in Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler”
    1:17:55
  12. 20.
    Kill Billy: Order and Innocence in Melville’s “Billy Budd”
    1:32:29
  13. 21.
    (post)script: Post-Gatsby
    13:09
  14. 22.
    The American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”
    1:23:24
  15. 23.
    Being Yourself in John Cassavetes’s “A Woman Under the Influence” (1974)
    1:17:19
  16. 24.
    Worrying about the Future in Mike Nichols’ “The Graduate” (1967)
    1:21:10
  17. 25.
    Slouching Towards Bethlehem in W.B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming”: Part 2
    43:11
  18. 26.
    Things Fall Apart in W.B. Yeats’ “The Second Coming”: Part 1
    36:06
  19. 27.
    Filial Ingratitude in in Shakespeare’s “King Lear”
    1:25:59
  20. 28.
    The “Intelligent Way to Approach Marriage” in Hitchcock’s “Rear Window” (1954)
    1:11:37
  21. 29.
    The Acceptance of Mortality in Keats’s “To Autumn”
    56:14
  22. 30.
    Escape into Art in Keats’s “Ode to a Nightingale”
    1:20:00
  23. 31.
    Truth as Beauty in Keats’ “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
    1:08:27
  24. 32.
    Mastery and Repetition in “Groundhog Day” (1993)
    1:00:34
  25. 33.
    Love and Wit in Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”
    1:29:31
  26. 34.
    (post)script: Debut
    14:59
  27. 35.
    Expediency and Intimacy in Billy Wilder’s “The Apartment” (1960)
    57:04
  28. 36.
    Marital Economics in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”
    1:20:37

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