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Brilliant Lecture Series on the Importance of Story

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Hi all- I just caught on ABC Radio an extraordinary lecture (the first of 5) by the well known Argentian author
Alberto Manguel. The program is on the significance of story in human experience. It provides a brilliant insight into the nature of language and into the powerful reasons why studying/ reading/ writing literature is so important. You can hear the lecture if you go to ABCs "Big Ideas" page and click on the first listed lecture (Massey Lectures 2007): http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bigideas/
You can find out more about Manguel at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alberto_Manguel.
Let me know what you think about the lecture when and if you get there....
Here is the man himself:

Here is also a rather long interview with Manguel for those of you interested in his life and thought: http://www.themorningnews.org/archives/birnbaum_v/alberto_manguel.php
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Date:April 7th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC)
An amazing lecture- thank you so much for pointing me in this direction!
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Date:April 7th, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
Hey Michael look what we just missed out on


I only just found out about it today, when I did an internet trying to turn up local productions of Shakespearian plays.
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Date:April 7th, 2008 07:59 am (UTC)
This is terrible. I wish I'd found out about the play sooner.

We could have all packed something and had a huge picnic, with the entire ACU English community gathered together for 12th night. There would be coleslaws, and salads, and chicken, and champaign, and kids throwing food at each other, and somebody losing their keys, no there they are, and it seems like it would have been a stack of fun, and given that we were studying 12th night just the holidays, like it was meant to happen.

Do you think if we got the numbers, and maybe called them, and explained we were studying the play they might. . .
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Date:April 8th, 2008 09:22 am (UTC)

Great stuff!!

had a listen to the two lectures that Alberto Manguel has given so far. Can I say that he is so on the mark with what literature represents to us as a modern society and how in fact with time its meaning has altered. I particulalry agreed with his thoughts that stories enable us to recognise our own reality and in turn when we write or read a story it is giving us a perspective into the human condition. I am making an entry at this very moment in my live journal about the lectures.
Good find MG!!
cheers, Candy
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Date:April 10th, 2008 11:24 am (UTC)


hi michael, it's vassie from you 9am friday tut - im really unwell and won't be able to come to my tut or the lecture tomorrow, as i have a doctors appointment also. Is there anything is particular i need to catch up on? I've done all my readings, is it ok if i get notes from the girls in our class?

Im sorry about the inconvenience, i hope you have a lovely weekend

Vassie Laskas
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