Dear readers, I want to share some highlights from the latest episode of the Other Life podcast, The Hyperreal Plague: How Girard & Baudrillard Explain the Pandemic with Geoffrey Shullenberger.
Geoffrey Shullenberger is a prolific critic and theorist; he's a lecturer at NYU and also runs his own newsletter and podcast OutsiderTheory.com. Geoffrey teaches the Other Life course on René Girard (you can signup for the next cohort, which is about to start).
Here are some highlights for your lunch break:
- René Girard's view on plagues and pandemics (0:59)
- What Jean Baudrillard would have thought about Covid (17:56)
- Why René Girard was so interested in Napoleon (33:11)
- On Evans-Pritchard, Bruno Latour, and the Anthropology of Witchcraft Accusations (1:00:51)
Listen to the whole episode on the Other Life podcast—you can find it anywhere you get your podcasts.
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