After Words with Seth Lerer

Seth Lerer talked about his book Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language, published by Columbia University Press. In his book Seth… read more

Seth Lerer talked about his book Inventing English: A Portable History of the Language, published by Columbia University Press. In his book Seth Lerer analyzes the history of the English language. From his exploration of the Old English oration of Beowulf to the inventiveness of William Shakespeare and the creativity of contemporary rap music, Professor Lerer explains how English is a flexible and ever-expanding tool for communication. The guest interviewer was Michael Dirda, columnist for The Washington Post’s Book World.

Seth Lerer is the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Stanford University. The author of many books and articles on medieval and Renaissance literature, he is known nationally for his audio and videotape series, The History of the English Language, for the Teaching Company. close

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After Words with Seth Lerer

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Program ID:
198555-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Interview
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 30, 2007 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 01, 2007 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Jun 30, 2007 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 01, 2007 | 6:02pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 01, 2007 | 9:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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