Wed, 26 April 2023
This podcast features alumnus author Cyrus R. K. Patell, class of 1979. Cyrus is professor of English at New York University in New York. He received his AB, AM, and PhD in English and American literature and language from Harvard University. His scholarship and teaching centers on the theory and practice of world literature; cosmopolitanism; Global Shakespeare; “Star Wars;” minority discourse theory; literary historiography; and US literary history. He is the author of “Emergent U.S. Literatures” and “Cosmopolitanism and the Literary Imagination.” He is presently at work on “What in the World is a Global Text?” as well as a study of the ways in which Shakespeare's “Hamlet” became a part of global cultural heritage. He is coediting volume eight of the twelve-volume “Oxford History of the Novel in English” on the American novel after 1940.
His most recent book is “Lucasfilm: Filmmaking, Philosophy, and the Star Wars Universe.”