Episode 21: Jim Phelan & Yoon Sun Lee — Excerpt from Maxine Hong Kingston’s “No Name Woman”

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Yoon Sun Lee discuss the opening narrative from The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingston. Yoon Sun Lee is the Anne Pierce Rogers Professor in American Literature and Chair of the English Department at Wellesley College. Lee is… Continue reading Episode 21: Jim Phelan & Yoon Sun Lee — Excerpt from Maxine Hong Kingston’s “No Name Woman”

Episode 20: Jim Phelan & Paul Dawson — The Proliferation of the Term Narrative in Public Discourse

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Paul Dawson discuss the proliferation of the term “narrative” in public discourse. Paul Dawson is an Associate Professor in the School of the Arts and Media at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Dawson currently serves as President of the International… Continue reading Episode 20: Jim Phelan & Paul Dawson — The Proliferation of the Term Narrative in Public Discourse

Episode 19: Jim Phelan & Marco Caracciolo — Charles Yu’s “Systems”

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Marco Caracciolo discuss Charles Yu’s 2020 short story, “Systems,” which was commissioned by the New York Times for the collection, The Decameron Project: 29 New Stories from the Pandemic. Marco Caracciolo is an Associate Professor of English and Literary Theory at Ghent University in… Continue reading Episode 19: Jim Phelan & Marco Caracciolo — Charles Yu’s “Systems”

Episode 18: Amy Shuman & Mary Hufford — Tending Sensibility through Narrative

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Amy Shuman and Mary Hufford discuss an oral narrative Hufford collected at the Headwaters of Southern West Virginia’s Big Coal River Valley. Mary Hufford is Associate Director of the Livelihoods Knowledge Exchange Network. After twenty years as a folklife specialist at the American Folklife Center, Library of… Continue reading Episode 18: Amy Shuman & Mary Hufford — Tending Sensibility through Narrative

Episode 17: Jim Phelan & Faye Halpern — Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat”

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Faye Halpern discuss Edgar Allan Poe’s 1843 short story, “The Black Cat.” Faye Halpern is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary and is the author of Sentimental Readers: The Rise, Fall, and Revival of a Disparaged Rhetoric as well as… Continue reading Episode 17: Jim Phelan & Faye Halpern — Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat”

Episode 16: Jim Phelan & Amanpal Garcha — Salman Rushdie’s “The Firebird’s Nest”

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Amanpal Garcha discuss Salman Rushdie’s 1997 short story, “The Firebird’s Nest.” Amanpal Garcha is an Associate Professor and the Director of Graduate Studies in the Ohio State University’s English department, and he has recently become a member of the Core Faculty of Project Narrative.… Continue reading Episode 16: Jim Phelan & Amanpal Garcha — Salman Rushdie’s “The Firebird’s Nest”

Episode 15: Jim Phelan & Simone Drake​ — Scotia Brown’s Oral Narratives of Everyday Racism​

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Simone Drake discuss two oral narratives by Scotia Brown, which were told as a part of an ongoing research project on African American women’s stories of everyday racism. Simone Drake is the Hazel C. Youngberg Trustees Distinguished Professor of English at Ohio State and… Continue reading Episode 15: Jim Phelan & Simone Drake​ — Scotia Brown’s Oral Narratives of Everyday Racism​

Episode 14: Jim Phelan & Jared Gardner — Chris Gethard’s “Career Suicide”

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Jared Gardner discuss Chris Gethard’s 2017 stand-up comedy special, Career Suicide, which is currently available on HBO. Jared Gardner is the Joseph V. Denney Designated Professor of English and Director of Popular Culture Studies at the Ohio State University, as well as a Core… Continue reading Episode 14: Jim Phelan & Jared Gardner — Chris Gethard’s “Career Suicide”

Episode 13: Jim Phelan & Sarah Iles Johnston — The Myth of Arachne and Athena

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim sits down with Sarah Iles Johnston to read and discuss her own retelling of the myth of Arachne and Athena from her new book to be published later this year by Princeton University Press, Gods and Mortals: Ancient Greek Myths for Modern Readers. In Gods and… Continue reading Episode 13: Jim Phelan & Sarah Iles Johnston — The Myth of Arachne and Athena

Episode 12: Jim Phelan & Leigh Gilmore — “Neck” by Maggie O’Farrell

In this episode of the Project Narrative Podcast, Jim Phelan and Leigh Gilmore read and discuss the first chapter from Maggie O’Farrell’s 2018 memoir, I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, entitled, “Neck.” Leigh Gilmore is a Visiting Professor of English at the Ohio State University and a Core Faculty Member of… Continue reading Episode 12: Jim Phelan & Leigh Gilmore — “Neck” by Maggie O’Farrell