Cultural authenticity

Cultural authenticity

Cultural authenticity is I think hard to define and complex. I used to try to say that a person who is a member of the group that is being written about, if you will, or the cultural milieu that is being written about should recognize it as true, should feel true to such a person. […]

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Aliens, Time Travel, and Dresden -Slaughterhouse-Five Part I: Crash Course Literature 212

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re gonna talk about Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! You mean, like the Motown group that sings that song – glad all over! No singing, Me From the Past! And no, it is not a Motown group! You’re thinking of the […]

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Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308

Invisible Man: Crash Course Literature 308

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and today we’re discussing Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, which is not the H.G. Wells novel from 1897, THE Invisible Man. That’s a different book. This one came out in 1952, won the national book award that year. And it’s less about science experiments gone wrong, more […]

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The Parable of the Sower: Crash Course Literature #406

The Parable of the Sower: Crash Course Literature #406

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and I have some bad news. Disease is devastating the planet. Soon the global food supply will be compromised, clean water will become scarce, violence will grow epidemic, dangerous new street drugs will circulate, the income gap will increase, corporate slavery will return and a strongman […]

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Crash Course Literature 301

Their Eyes Were Watching God: Crash Course Literature 301

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature and your eyes are watching me, but Their Eyes Are Watching God. I’d like to apologize to my friends and family for that joke. Anyway today we’re discussing Zora Neale Hurston’s brilliant novel of a woman’s self-realization and empowerment. Or, possibly, a cautionary tale about the […]

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100 Years of Solitude Part 1: Crash Course Literature 306

100 Years of Solitude Part 1: Crash Course Literature 306

Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and you and I are about to experience One Hundred Years of Solitude. Together, I guess. Which isn’t really Solitude. Mr. Green, Mr. Green…I don’t get it. You know, there’s so many things that happen in that book that, like, can’t happen. Indeed, Me From The […]

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Before I Got My Eye Put Out – The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8

Before I Got My Eye Put Out – The Poetry of Emily Dickinson: Crash Course English Lit #8

Hi I’m John Green, this is Crash Course Literature, and today we’re gonna talk about this lady, Emily Dickinson. By the way we don’t have a book today cause she’s on my Nook. Emily Dickinson was a great 19th Century American poet who- Mr. Green! Mr. Green! I already know everything about her: she was […]

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15: The Linguist by Steve Kaufmann – A Language Adventure – Discovering Asian Culture, Ottawa 1967

15: The Linguist by Steve Kaufmann – A Language Adventure – Discovering Asian Culture, Ottawa 1967

15. A Language Adventure. Discovering Asian Culture. Creating An Opportunity, Ottawa 1967 He who depends on himself will attain the greatest happiness. – Yi Jing (Book of Changes), 2nd Millenium BC I did not know when I entered the Canadian Diplomatic Service that I would end up being immersed in the cultures of both China […]

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Learn English – U.S. Culture in 50 Minutes

Learn English – U.S. Culture in 50 Minutes

Want to speak real English from your first lesson? sign up for your free lifetime account at Englishclass101.com Imagine you’re on a plane there someone next to you. What do you say? hi [Alisha] here. Introducing yourself in English is easy In this lesson, You’re going to learn how with Gustavo and Henry who meet […]

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