Wednesday, February 11, 2009

It's the Hunger

Thanks to Beau-Robert Metcalfe for lending me Little Children. This scene where Kate Winslet gives her take on Madame Bovary could be a particularly powerful moment in "radical romance."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Longinus, love, and the Sublime

"Nature and Truth are the very enemies of play acting." "Can a play show us the very truth and nature of love?" Important questions raised by Dame Judi Dench's Queen Elizabeth in Shakespeare in Love. What would Longinus say?

Argument Clinic

Theses, argumentative vs. descriptive essays. . . . Here's Monty Python on the subject. Notice how capital and disciplinarity shape the discussion:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Kennedy v Nixon: Cold War Presidential Debate

Dear 007 Folks:

Consider this clip from the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate as you think about Cold War Bond and Fleming's own politics: