Summary: Literary Hangover is a podcast, released on the first and third Saturdays of each month, in which Matt Lech and his friends chat about fiction and the historical, social, and political forces behind the creation of it and represented by it.
Inside: Whigs as Zombie Federalists. The Eminem of the "Jump Jim Crow" dance. Inheritence as control by the dead. 19th century amusements: soap bubbles still hot. Trains will make homes obsolete and the telegraph was the internet. feat. @Alecks_Guns and @MattLech Sources: Cook, Jonathan A. "“The Most Satisfactory Villain That Ever Was”: Charles W. Upham and The House of the Seven Gables." The New England Quarterly 88, no. 2 (2015): 252-285. David Grant. "The Death of Anti-Whiggery in The House of the Seven Gables." ESQ: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture 63, no. 1 (2017): 79-117. https://muse.jhu.edu/ Ashby, LeRoy. With Amusement for All: A History of American Popular Culture since 1830. University Press of Kentucky, 2006. http://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt2jcqsr. Utopian Socialists by Youtuber 'robert King' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRrHBScLhQA
Support the show at patreon.com/literaryhangover Alex and Matt talk Anne Bradstreet's "The Prologue" and "A Dialogue Between Old England and New," originally published in 1650 in The Tenth Muse, lately Sprung up in America, a collection often said to have been published without Anne's full awareness and which saw her become the first poet, male or female, from the "New World." We also discuss the context of patriarchal repression illustrated by the Anne Hutchinson trials and the place of women in colonial New England. @LitHangover @mattlech @Alecks_Guns References: 'Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet' by Charlotte Gordon (2005) 'The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic' by Peter Linebaugh & Marcus Rediker (2000) Full book here: (https://libcom.org/library/many-headed-hydra-peter-linebaugh-marcus-rediker/) Elizabeth Klett's recording of "The Tenth Muse" at Archive.org (https://archive.org/details/tenthmuse_elizabethklett)
Chris and I discuss Nancy MacLean's controversial 2017 book 'Democracy in Chains' and the right-wing attack on Democracy. Is James Buchanan the Machiavelli of Libertarianism or its Forrest Gump? Thanks for listening! Please leave a review on iTunes or wherever is easiest and consider supporting the show with patreon.com/literaryhangover Matt (@MattLech) Chris (@ristotelian) @LitHangover References: MacLean's defense: 'The Controversy over Democracy in Chains' by Andy Seal https://s-usih.org/2017/07/the-controversy-over-democracy-in-chains/ 'School Vouchers, James Buchanan, and Segregation' by John Jackson https://altrightorigins.com/2017/08/06/school-vouchers-segregation/ 'Ideas Have Consequences: The Impact of Law and Economics on American Justice' by Elliott Ash, Daniel L. Chen, Suresh Naidu http://elliottash.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/ash-chen-naidu-2018-07-15.pdf MacLean's critics: "The Sound of Silence. A Review Essay of Nancy Maclean's Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America," by Jean-Baptiste Fleury and Alain Marciano https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3175135 "On the Origins and Goals of Public Choice Constitutional Conspiracy?" By Michael C. Munger http://www.independent.org/issues/article.asp?id=9115 Other references "Why Does Freedom Wax and Wane? Some Research Questions in Social Change and Big Government" by Tyler Cowen https://www.mercatus.org/system/files/cowen_freedom_wax_and_wane_v3.pdf "Tax-funded charter schools textbooks deny evolution, teach human-dinosaur cohabitation, endorse slavery and indigenous genocide" via Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2018/06/02/idiocracy-prequel.html "Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy" via The Nation https://www.thenation.com/article/exclusive-lee-atwaters-infamous-1981-interview-southern-strategy/
Back again with more coverage of Hope Leslie by Catharine Maria Sedgwick, we follow the story through the end of Volume 1. Including discussion of storytelling's place in liberal progress, the hands-on patriarchy of the colonial period, and more. @LitHangover @mattlech @Alecks_Guns @gracejackson References: Bell, Michael Davitt. "History and Romance Convention in Catharine Sedgwick's "Hope Leslie"." American Quarterly 22, no. 2 (1970): 213-21. doi:10.2307/2711644. CREMER, ANDREA ROBERTSON. "Possession: Indian Bodies, Cultural Control, and Colonialism in the Pequot War." Early American Studies6, no. 2 (2008): 295-345. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23546576. Kalayjian, Patricia Larson. "Revisioning America's (Literary) Past: Sedgwick's "Hope Leslie"." NWSA Journal8, no. 3 (1996): 63-78. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4316461. Weierman, Karen Woods. "Reading and Writing "Hope Leslie": Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Indian "Connections"." The New England Quarterly 75, no. 3 (2002): 415-43. doi:10.2307/1559786.
Hi all, here is the third installment of my narration of Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Hope Leslie; or, Early Times in the Massachusetts for members. This is the end of Volume 1. To support the show, consider becoming a member at patreon.com/literaryhangover
Hi all, in preparations for the this week's episode, Part 2 on Hope Leslie, here is the second installment of my narration originally released for for members. To support the show, consider becoming a member at patreon.com/literaryhangover
This is the public Literary Hangover feed. To support the show and access bonus content, become a patron at patreon.com/literaryhangover Hi everyone! At long last, the first episode on Catharine Maria Sedgwick's 'Hope Leslie, Or, Early Times in the Massachusetts. This week, Alex and I are joined by Grace to break down the whodunit? of Sedgwick's erasure from the American literary canon, the incredible amount of still-relevant social isssues she includes in her novel, as well as a look at some of the limitations of 19th century humanitarian liberalism. Thanks for the support. @LitHangover @mattlech @Alecks_Guns References: Bell, Michael Davitt. "History and Romance Convention in Catharine Sedgwick's "Hope Leslie"." American Quarterly 22, no. 2 (1970): 213-21. doi:10.2307/2711644. CREMER, ANDREA ROBERTSON. "Possession: Indian Bodies, Cultural Control, and Colonialism in the Pequot War." Early American Studies6, no. 2 (2008): 295-345. http://www.jstor.org/stable/23546576. Kalayjian, Patricia Larson. "Revisioning America's (Literary) Past: Sedgwick's "Hope Leslie"." NWSA Journal8, no. 3 (1996): 63-78. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4316461.
Hi everyone! In preparation for the first Hope Leslie episode on Saturday, I'm unlocking (previously available at Patreon.com/literaryhangover) the first installment of my narration of Catharine Maria Sedgwick's Hope Leslie; or, Early Times in the Massachusetts for members. These are the chapters that Grace, Alex, and I talk about. Once I'm finished, I'll upload it to Librivox where my (admittedly amateurish) narration will be immortalized in the public domain for as long as the internet exists. Not only is there not a good audiobook narration for Hope Leslie, there really isn't a very good free full text copy. The one linked above is only useful in PDF format. There's a good Penguin Classics edition of the book however. Some of the language is antiquated, so you may want a copy to read along with. https://archive.org/details/hopeleslieorearl01sedg
This is the free public Literary Hangover feed. To support the show and access bonus content become a patron at patreon.com/literaryhangover Hi everyone! Apologies for being a couple days late but it'll have been worth it as I think this came together nicely: to accompany Hope Leslie, a brief overview of the Pequot 'War' that is featured in the novel, New England's first genocide. Recommended reading: God, War, and Providence: The Epic Struggle of Roger Williams and the Narragansett Indians Against the Puritans of New England by James A Warren (2018) American Colonies: The Settling of North America by Alan Taylor (2001) Academic works cited: Katherine A. Grandjean. "New World Tempests: Environment, Scarcity, and the Coming of the Pequot War." The William and Mary Quarterly 68, no. 1 (2011): 75-100. Andrew C. Lipman. "Murder on the Saltwater Frontier: The Death of John Oldham." Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 9, no. 2 (2011): 268-294 YouTube videos cited: Annowon Weeden discusses wampum with the Boston Children’s Museum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUZRsT7rGMs&t=2s Mystic Voices - The Pequot War https://youtu.be/oPjGprOVtsQ Part 2 https://youtu.be/UeWqRq9NrRc Massacre at Mystic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLWthdTU7CY&t=2117s Steven Crowder's dumb ass: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxYVbC283uM
Hi everyone! Chris and I return with a book club discussion on Corey Robin's "The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Donald Trump," on of my favorite books on conservative ideology. TOPICS: Chapter 2, "On Counterrevolution," Conservatism as ideology of losers Majority Report Zero Sum Debate https://youtu.be/SbITzwJdOMw?t=258 4m23-8m25 Anger at a decadent ruling class Tucker Carlson Clips Ranting Against GOP and NIKE Corey Robin @ Harvard Law on the Second Edition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rw0WNXNZUg 10m45-17m30 Trump/GOP surprising impotence. 47m-57m10 GOP/Reactionaries as Victims of Winning Third Audiobook Clip On Ayn Rand and Hitler's Capitalist Meritocracy (From 'Metaphysics & Chewing Gum, Ch 7) -Trump tax story: "Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father" -NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/02/us/politics/donald-trump-tax-schemes-fred-trump.html Check out the informationer newsletter: https://www.facebook.com/informationer/ Follow us on twitter @LitHangover @AlecksGuns @ristotelian @infoer_ @mattlech
Final Hawthorne for a bit! Alex returns and Kara premiers as we talk about 'The Scarlet Letter' as a the earliest story kids read that's fundamentally about sex, MTV Cribs, cuckold vengeance, and more. References: "Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne," C-SPAN, May 2001 https://www.c-span.org/video/?164017-1/writings-nathaniel-hawthorne Massachusetts Dress Ways: The Puritan Taste for Simple Clothes and “Sadd” Colors, Erenow.com https://erenow.com/common/fourbritishfolkwaysinamerica1989/26.html 'Cat Person,' New Yorker, December 2017 https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/cat-person Great Courses: Classics of American Literature
Hi everyone! Trying something different this week: Alex and I were joined by Chris to discuss a recent work of history by Barnard Bailyn, "The Barbarous Years: The Peopling of British North America: The Conflict of Civilizations, 1600-1675." Further references: Alan Taylor's review in The New Republic: https://newrepublic.com/article/112309/savage-new-world-barbarous-years-bernard-bailyn Charles c. Mann's review in The NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/books/review/the-barbarous-years-by-bernard-bailyn.html 'Regeneration Through Violence,' by Richard Slotkin Follow us on twitter @LitHangover @AlecksGuns @ristotelian @infoer_ @mattlech
If you're enjoying The Literary Hangover, help make it sustainable by becoming a supporting at patreon.com/literaryhangover Today, we’re doing “The Custom-House,” which served as promo and introduction to The Scarlet Letter, as well as a score-settling political tract, topped off with a few defining paragraphs in which Hawthorne describes the process of “romantic” writing. Sources: Dustin Hannum, Sermons Out of Rags: Constitutionalism, Conspiracy Theory, and "Reading" the Scarlet Letter in Hawthorne's "Custom-House" Papers on Language & Literature. Spring 2015 Jorge Luis Borges on Nathaniel Hawthorne, via Immaculada Decepcion. (http://inmaculadadecepcion.blogspot.com/2007/12/jorge-luis-borges-nathaniel-hawthorne.html) “Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne,” C-SPAN, May 21, 2001 featuring Brenda Wineapple and Elisa New, hosted by Susan Swain (https://www.c-span.org/video/?164017-1/writings-nathaniel-hawthorne) “The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies,” by Alan Taylor, 2010 “The Crowninshield Elephant: The surprising story of Old Bet, the first elephant ever to be brought to America” By George G. Goodwin; Natural History, 1951 (http://www.naturalhistorymag.com/editors_pick/1928_05-06_pick.html) The Hathorne Curse, (https://www.themystica.com/nathaniel-hawthorne/)
This is the public feed of Literary Hangover. If you're enjoying the show, consider supporting at patreon.com/lithangover Episode 5! Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The May-Pole of Merry Mount," which first appeared in The Token and Atlantic Souvenir in 1832. It was later included in Twice-Told Tales, a collection of Hawthorne's short stories, in 1837. It tells the story of the colony of Mount Wollaston, or Merry Mount, a 17th-century British colony located in what is now Quincy, Massachusetts. The story does not include "Merry Mount's" leader, Thomas Morton, who was a super interesting guy and, as I'll argue, America's first "globalist." @LitHangover @mattlech @Alecks_Guns References: Writings of Nathaniel Hawthorne (CSPAN, May 21, 2001) https://www.c-span.org/video/?164017-1/writings-nathaniel-hawthorne "The very hydra of the time": Morton's New English Cannan and Atlantic trade" by Daniel Walden, Early American Literature. 48.2 (Spring 2013) Jorge Luis Borges on Hawthorne https://inmaculadadecepcion.blogspot.com/2007/12/jorge-luis-borges-nathaniel-hawthorne.html?m=1 "The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies," by Alan Taylor "Hawthorne: A Life,"by Brenda Wineapple
This is the free public version of Literary Hangover. To support us and access bonus content, head to patreon.com/literaryhangover and become a member. This week Alex and I discuss one of Nathaniel Hawthorne's earliest short stories, 'Young Goodman Brown,' published anonymously in The New-England Magazine in 1835. References: Dr. Barry Wood's lectures from 1997 on Hawthorne and Puritans from U. of Houston, 'Nathaniel Hawthorne: Return to Puritanism.' (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nzON7iPsfA&t=4328s) Hawthorne biographer Brenda Wineapple on CSPAN in 2003, talking about her book (also referenced) 'Hawthorne: A Life." (https://youtu.be/E2ROtZCxrJM) Brian Roberg's Librivox narration of 'Young Goodman Brown.' (https://librivox.org/short-story-collection-002/) 'An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States' by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 'A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience' by Emerson W. Baker Follow us on twitter: @LitHangover @mattlech @Alecks_Guns