The Classic English Literature Podcast

The Classic English Literature Podcast by M. G. McDonough

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!

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For our final episode focusing on Shakespeare, we look at his sonnets, arguably the most famous collection of lyric poems in the language.

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Podcast Theme Music: "Rejoice" by G.F. Handel, perf. The Advent Chamber Orchestra
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Previous episodes

  • 64 - Fair Youths and Dark Ladies: Shakespeare's Sonnets 
    Sat, 20 Apr 2024
  • 63 - "You taught me language": Shakespeare's The Tempest 
    Sun, 07 Apr 2024
  • 62 - The Felix Culpa: George Herbert's "Easter Wings" 
    Sun, 31 Mar 2024
  • 61 - Shakespeare: The Narrative Poems 
    Sun, 10 Mar 2024
  • 60 - Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Lear and the Absurdity of Suffering 
    Sun, 18 Feb 2024
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