May 18, 2022
S3E03 Place and Displacement
Play • 58 min

This episode we talk with English MA student Alex Wedler. Our conversation ranges from Chernobyl to Paradise Lost as we explore ideas of environment, place, and exile in literature. Alex unpacks the idea of hyper objects and how events can stick to people, as well as sharing his insights into the grad student experience.

Works Mentioned

The Tiger by John Valliant

Paying the Land by Joe Sacco 

Chernobyl Prayer by Svetlana Alexievich 

Hyper Objects by Timothy Morton 

Silent Spring by Rachel Carson

Paradise Lost by John Milton

Destiny II by Bungie 



Master of Arts in English

Department of English Language and Literature



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