The Casual Academic: A Literary Podcast
About This Show
In-depth literary discussion without the pretence. Just good books. Based out of Madrid, Spain, we compress big ideas and in-depth discussion of literature into a digestible, entertaining format.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 25 (Pt.2) - Critical Interpretations of Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw"
We are back for Part II of our episode on Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw," and as promised we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of the literary criticism on James' novella. Listen for the many branches of the infamous Freudian reading, the use of fairy tale and folk motifs, the gothic romance, and how James wrote a book where we're not sure who is doing more interpreting - the readers or the characters.
Also, stick around for our new segment on our internet deep dives while researching for this episode. Definitely stick around for what Jake found in the black hole of Goodreads.
Finally, we'd love to hear your thoughts on our new format, what you like, what you like slightly less, and any ideas for improving your listening experience!
Jake & Alex