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The Pivoting Anthropologist: From Chernobyl to Social Activism to Kurt Vonnegut to... with Sarah Phillips
The Slavic Connexion
Our wonderful guest is Dr. Sarah Phillips, director of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University Bloomington. Dr. Phillips walks us through her remarkable anthropological career in the Slavic world from her beginnings in the 90s with studying the effects of Chernobyl to her many social activism projects in Ukraine, taking us to her present fascination with the culture that developed in the USSR around Kurt Vonnegut's writings and translated works. We hope you enjoy, and as always thanks for listening! ABOUT THE GUEST Sarah Phillips is professor of Anthropology and director of the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University Bloomington. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Russian from Wake Forest University, and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has been a faculty member at IU-Bloomington since 2003, where she teaches courses on the Anthropology of Russia and Eastern Europe, Postsocialist Gender Formations, and Medical Anthropology. Dr. Phillips' research focuses on gender, health, disability, HIV-AIDS, and addiction in Ukraine. She is currently collaborating with Dr. Jill Owczarzak (Johns Hopkins U) on a four-year research project funded by the National Institutes on Drug Abuse (NIDA). Dr. Phillips was elected board member-at-large for the Association for the Advancement of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) for 2015-2016, and is Treasurer for the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS). CREDITS Host/Co-Producer: Tom Rehnquist (Connect: Twitter @RehnquistTom) Host/Associate Producer: Lera Toropin (Connect: Twitter @earlportion) Co-Producer: Matthew Orr (Connect: facebook.com/orrrmatthew) Associate Producer: Cullan Bendig Assistant Producer: Samantha Farmer Assistant Producer: Katherine Birch Assistant Producer: Zach Johnson Assistant Producer/Administrator: Kathryn Yegorov-Crate Recording, Editing, and Sound Design: Michelle Daniel, Charlie Harper Music Producer: Charlie Harper (Connect: facebook.com/charlie.harper.1485 Instagram: @charlieharpermusic) www.charlieharpermusic.com (Main Theme by Charlie Harper and additional background music by Charlie Harper, Ketsa, Revolution Void, and The Polish Ambassador ) Executive Producer & Creator: Michelle Daniel (Connect: facebook.com/mdanielgeraci Instagram: @michelledaniel86) www.msdaniel.com DISCLAIMER: Texas Podcast Network is brought to you by The University of Texas at Austin. Podcasts are produced by faculty members and staffers at UT Austin who work with University Communications to craft content that adheres to journalistic best practices. The University of Texas at Austin offers these podcasts at no charge. Podcasts appearing on the network and this webpage represent the views of the hosts, not of The University of Texas at Austin. Special Guest: Sarah Phillips.
57. Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and science fiction stories for literary fiction lovers
Today Chelsey and Sara are discussing Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut. We take some conversational bunny trails to explore our high school reading experiences, our relationships with science fiction, and our philosophical ponderings inspired by Billy Pilgrim’s story. As usual, we’re recommending six contemporary books to pair with Vonnegut’s most famous work, including anti-war satire and sci-fi short stories. For access to our recent class on literary theory and bonus episodes every Friday, join our Classics Club: patreon.com/novelpairings.com. Connect with us on Instagram or Twitter. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get updates and behind-the-scenes info. Use our Libro.fm affiliate code NOVELPAIRINGS to get an audiobook subscription and support independent bookstores. Skip to the pairings with this timestamp: [28:45] These links are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, Novel Pairings will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support! . . . . . . Chelsey This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone (Amazon) Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (Amazon) Regeneration by Pat Barker (Amazon) Sara Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang (Amazon) Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (Amazon) A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Amazon) The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien (Amazon) Also mentioned: Postmodern literature Arrival The Writer's Crusade: Kurt Vonnegut and the Many Lives of Slaughterhouse-Five by Tom Roston The Ezra Klein Show: Why Sci-fi Legend Ted Chiang Fears Capitalism, Not A.I.
The science fiction of Kurt Vonnegut was permeated by ethics and politics, not the least of which included socialism, opposition to war, secularism, and being nice to people in general. Royce Sharp joins to discuss.
Ep 76: Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut- Cowboy Batman and a Castration Mafia
Great episode, I'll be honest! Really good! Ben and CJ read "Hocus Pocus" by Kurt Vonnegut. We get through a whole chapter, and we got some great riffs and goofs! We talk eunechs, cowboy Batman, smoking bleach, the Castratti family, senile Morgan Freeman, Train Dads in overalls, and Elvis has a stroke.
2-B-R-0-2-B by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (SCI-FI) Join us in the year 2000 as seen from the 1960s, in this classic dystopian story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. 2-B-R-0-2-B (pronounced "To Be Or Not To Be") is set in a different America, one where population control is the absolute law. A dark story but not without a bit of humor. From season 2 of Pulp-Pourri Theatre, adapted, directed and produced by Pete Lutz, and starring the Narada Radio Company. Certain music passages by Kevin MacLeod of incompetech.com. All materials such as sound effects and incidental music in this production were sourced from the public domain or other sources, were used for entertainment purposes only, with no infringement intended. Special features between the acts and commercials for fictitious products were written and produced by Pete Lutz. CAST OF CHARACTERS: ANNOUNCER: Lisa Marie Ayala VONNEGUT: Christian Ferris EDWARD K. WEHLING, JR: John Valadez DR. BENJAMIN HITZ: Jason D. Johnson LEORA DUNCAN: Wendy Sauer COP: Derek E. Lutz PAINTER: Pete Lutz NURSE: Darrin Ruiz HOSPITAL ORDERLY: Dana Gonsalves ETHICAL SUICIDE HOSTESS: Leanne King SPECIAL FEATURES CAST: Chip Lutz, Andy Schmillen, Ken Schmillen, Chris Hawkins, Stephanie Jordan, McKenna DeYoung, Maggie Strain, Cheyenne Gibbs