Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you to the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention; what one movie or television show has caught your eye; and what album/song, podcast or radio show are you lending an ear to.
Jonathan F. Vance is a Distinguished University Professor and J.B. Smallman Chair in History.
Today, he takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
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I’m addicted to old English murder mysteries. At the moment, it’s Dorothy Sayers’ The Nine Tailors (1934), which combines a gripping story with flawless prose.
Shaun of the Dead (2004). Endlessly entertaining, it proves that you can survive a zombie apocalypse, and even have a few laughs while doing it.
Quadrophenia by The Who (1973). The finest of the rock opera genre, it’s a searing tale of youth disillusionment sent against the backdrop by Britain in the early 1960s.
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