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Nathaniel Hawthorne

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NBN Classic: Great Books: Carol Gilligan on Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter"

New Books in Literary Studies

This episode proved remarkably popular, so we're reposting it as an NBN classic for those who missed it the first time.Nathaniel Hawthorne‘s 1850 novel The Scarlet Letter tells the dramatic story of a woman cast out of society for adultery and condemned to wear a badge of shame in Puritan New England. Renowned psychologist Carol Gilligan identifies Hawthorne’s masterpiece as “the American novel” because (as Hawthorne puts it toward the book’s end) it points to a “new truth [that would place] the whole relation between man and woman on a surer ground of mutual happiness.” Gilligan revolutionized our understanding of human development by listening to girls, and showing, in her landmark study, In A Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Human Development, how a “different voice” reveals something about our humanity that is more truthful, more authentic, and more generative for our lives together than the voice that privileges autonomy, identity and separation as moral ideals. Gilligan is the author of many other books, including a novel and the recent Why Does the Patriarchy Persist, and (with David Richards), Darkness Now Visible: Patriarchy’s Resurgence and Feminist Resistance. She explains how The Scarlet Letter is not only about the wages of sin and tragic love, but also about a vision of democracy that we have yet to realize fully, and about the way feminism is the key to achieving our democracy as it is threatened by the persistence of the patriarchy. Gilligan’s reading lifts Hawthorne’s book above its status as required reading, often assigned as a lesson in morality or a book about the long-gone past, by showing how The Scarlet Letter presents a vision of authentic love and a path to true democracy where equality and justice will be attained.Uli Baer is a professor at New York University. He is also the host of the excellent podcast "Think About It" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/literary-studies

1hr 14mins

24 Sep 2022

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Lit Society: Books and Drama

Momma's baby, the preacher's maybe. A puritan community is rocked by a scandal involving a married woman found unfaithful to her husband. Instead of condemning her to death, they mercifully allow her to be branded for her crime with a scarlet "A." The red letter announces her as unclean, the fallen one, the adulteress. As the years pass, however, the town becomes less convinced of her evil nature while she becomes more committed to her solitude. When the opportunity arises to run away with the man she loves and with whom she's sinned, will she take it, or will her end be more painful than even her punishment? Find Alexis and Kari online: Instagram — www.instagram.com/litsocietypod/; Twitter — twitter.com/litsocietypod; Facebook — www.facebook.com/LitSocietyPod/; and our website www.LitSocietyPod.com. Get in on the conversation by using #booksanddrama.

1hr 14mins

8 Sep 2022

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Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter - Episode 5 - The Revelation And Conclusion!

How To Love Lit Podcast

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29 Aug 2022

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Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter - Episode 4 - Do Hester and Dimmesdale surrender to love? Find out in this episode!

How To Love Lit Podcast

Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Scarlet Letter - Episode 4 - Do Hester and Dimmesdale surrender to love? Find out in this episode! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


28 Aug 2022

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The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Full Audiobook

Classic Audiobook Collection

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne audiobook. The story begins in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, then a Puritan settlement. A young woman, Hester Prynne, is led from the town prison with her infant daughter, Pearl, in her arms and the scarlet letter “A” on her breast. The scarlet letter "A" represents the act of adultery that she has committed; it is to be a symbol of her sin for all to see. She will not reveal her lover’s identity, however, and the scarlet letter, along with her public shaming, is her punishment for her sin and her secrecy.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/matthew-jackson95/support

6hr 38mins

23 Aug 2022

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Ep 535 - The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne


The Scarlet Letter is often included as part of a high school reading curriculum because it's good at teaching people about symbolism, and it's good at teaching people about symbolism because it uses a half-dozen symbols roughly 700 times apiece.  Our theme music was composed by Nick Lerangis. Advertise on OverdueSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


6 Jun 2022

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253: Nathaniel Hawthorne - The Minister's Black Veil

Banned Books

The God Behind The Veil. In this episode, we read Nathaniel Hawthorne’s, The Minister’s Black Veil, and discuss the hidden God, divination, and the mirror of the law. — SHOW NOTES: The Minister's Black Veil - Nathaniel Hawthorne https://www.owleyes.org/text/ministers-black-veil The Withertongue Emails: A Pastor’s Satanic Temptation, with Apologies to C.S. Lewis https://shop.1517.org/products/the-withertongue-emails-a-pastor-s-satanic-temptation-with-apologies-to-c-s-lewis SUPPORT 1517 Podcast Network https://www.1517.org/podcasts/ Support the work of 1517 http://1517.org/give Warrior Priest Gym & Podcast https://thewarriorpriestpodcast.wordpress.com St John's Lutheran Church (Webster, MN) - FB Live Bible Study Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/356667039608511 Gillespie's Sermons and Catechesis: https://anchor.fm/stjohnrandomlake Gillespie Coffee https://gillespie.coffee Gillespie Media https://gillespie.media The Banned Pastors https://t.me/bannedpastors CONTACT and FOLLOW BannedBooks@1517.org Facebook Twitter SUBSCRIBE YouTube Rumble Odysee Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Overcast Google Play TuneIn Radio iHeartRadio

2hr 21mins

29 May 2022

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Dr Heidegger's Experiment by Nathaniel Hawthorne

The Short Story Workshop

A dubious scientist experiments on his friends with water from The Fountain of Youth in one of Nathaniel Hawthorne's most popular short stories. We discuss why you shouldn't be friends with dubious scientists.


11 May 2022

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The Golden Touch - A Greek Myth Sleep Story adapted by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Just Sleep - Bedtime Stories for Adults

Tonight's sleep story is Nathaniel Hawthorne's retelling of the Greek Myth, King Midas. It is a wonderful story about greed and appreciating what really matters in life.If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppodCheck out the Sleep Whispers podcast - https://sleepwhispers.com/podcast-2/If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app. Also, share with any family or friends that might have trouble drifting off.Sweet Dreams... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


31 Mar 2022

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The Antique Ring by Nathaniel Hawthorne

HMPH Audiobooks

The Antique Ring is a fanciful story-within-a-story, a legend about the ring composed by an aspiring author/lawyer as a prize for his fiancé. It was published in Hawthorne's collection, The Dolliver Romance and Other Pieces (1876).--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/hmphaudiobooks/support


4 Mar 2022