Literature & Film in Lockdown

Literature & Film in Lockdown

Literary accounts teach us that plagues and pandemics have recurred sporadically throughout human history, that sooner or later, they pass; that the timing of their passing is maddeningly unknowable; and that in the meantime, people must come up with strategies to psychologically navigate the strange, silent waters of life in lockdown.

Featured Speakers:

  • Barry McCrea, Professor of English and the Donald R. Keough Family Professor of Irish Studies at the University of Notre Dame
  • Lisa Caulfield, the Director of the Notre Dame Global Center at Kylemore Abbey

Series Description

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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 5 minutes Background to "The Decameron" Barry McCrea
Video 7 minutes The Black Death in Florence Barry McCrea
Video 6 minutes Psychic survival in a pandemic Barry McCrea
Event 41 minutes View the Event Barry McCrea
Article Prepare for next week Barry McCrea
Article Additional Resources Barry McCrea
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 6 minutes Background: Domestic Lockdown in the 1950s Barry McCrea
Video 9 minutes The Narrative System of "Rear Window" Barry McCrea
Video 8 minutes "Rear Window" as a landscape of the mind Barry McCrea
Event 44 minutes View the Event Barry McCrea
Article Prepare for next week Barry McCrea
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Format Length Title Speaker
Video 5 minutes Heroes, Victims, and Lovers in "The Plague" Barry McCrea
Video 7 minutes The Politics of Camusā€™s Imaginary Plague Barry McCrea
Video 5 minutes Coming out of Lockdown Barry McCrea
Event 43 minutes View the Event Barry McCrea
Article Thank you for your participation!
Article Reflection & Discussion Questions