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The Classic English Literature Podcast

M. G. McDonough

Where rhyme gets its reason!In a historical survey of English literature, I take a personal and philosophical approach to the major texts of the tradition in order to not only situate the poems, prose, and plays in their own contexts, but also to show their relevance to our own. This show is for the general listener: as a teacher of high school literature and philosophy, I am less than a scholar but more than a buff. I hope to edify and entertain!
Humorous Humors: Ben Jonson's Early ComediesJune 02, 2024
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The Bible in EnglishMay 19, 2024
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More than the Dark Lady: Aemilia Lanyer's "Eve's Apology in Defense of Women"May 05, 2024
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Fair Youths and Dark Ladies: Shakespeare's SonnetsApril 20, 2024
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"You taught me language": Shakespeare's The TempestApril 07, 2024
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The Felix Culpa: George Herbert's "Easter Wings"March 31, 2024
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Shakespeare: The Narrative PoemsMarch 10, 2024
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Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Lear and the Absurdity of SufferingFebruary 18, 2024
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Shakespeare's Problematic PlaysJanuary 28, 2024
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Shakespeare's The Tragedy of Macbeth: A Love StoryJanuary 15, 2024
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Who is There?: Shakespeare's The Tragedy of HamletDecember 29, 2023
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The First Anglican Christmas CarolDecember 24, 2023
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Honor, Ethics, and Assassination: Shakespeare's Julius CaesarDecember 10, 2023
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Happy 400th! Shakespeare's First FolioNovember 30, 2023
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"I am a woman; when I think I must speak": Shakespeare's Rosalind and BeatriceNovember 25, 2023
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Happy Thanksgiving! George Herbert's "Gratefulness"November 22, 2023
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Shakespeare's HenriadNovember 10, 2023
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Happy Halloween from Herrick's "The Hag"!October 31, 2023
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Despair and Damnation: Marlowe's The Tragical History of Dr. FaustusOctober 29, 2023
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Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet: A Tragedy of Sonnet-LoversOctober 15, 2023
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Concord of this Discord: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's DreamSeptember 30, 2023
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History, History Plays, and Historiography: Shakespeare's Richard IIISeptember 17, 2023
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Spillin' the Tea on Marlowe and KydSeptember 01, 2023
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"Violence Prevails": Thomas Kyd's The Spanish TragedyAugust 22, 2023
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The Sum of Glory: Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great Parts 1 and 2August 13, 2023
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