About the Podcast

 

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We are human beings, and human beings tell stories…

For tens of thousands of years, human beings have been using fictional devices to shape their worlds and communicate with one another. Four thousand years ago they began writing down these stories, and a great flourishing of human achievement began. We know it today as literature, a term broad enough to encompass everything from ancient epic poetry to contemporary novels. How did literature develop? What forms has it taken? And what can we learn from engaging with these works today?

Hosted by Jacke Wilson, an amateur scholar with a lifelong passion for literature, THE HISTORY OF LITERATURE takes a fresh look at some of the most compelling examples of creative genius the world has ever known.

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2 thoughts on “About the Podcast”

  1. Hello Jackie

    I just wanted to say thank you for what you’re doing. I am a 22 year old English/Comparative literature student from Aarhus with book-crammed shelves and always more piling up, but you have sent me scuttling back to the bookstores for more Lawrence, O’Connor and Flaubert, not to speak of obscure reference works for the Don Juan and Faust-mythologies. Even though my days are always bursting with reading, I always seem to find time for an episode of your podcast to unwind my thoughts, and to listen to someone who is as passionate about this literature stuff as I am.

    Ps: My girlfriend says hi and kind of damns you for filling our apartment with books upon books.

    Kind regards

    1. Thanks for the feedback! I’m glad to hear that the shelves are sagging in Aarhus. And of course, I’m very pleased to hear that you’re enjoying the show. Thanks again and happy listening (and please apologize to your girlfriend for me)!

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