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Take a trip with Geoff Hilsabeck through "Educated: A Memoir," by Tara Westover, WVU's 2019-2020 Campus Read book. Join Geoff as he talks about the themes of "Educated," and discusses key points with colleagues and experts. Geoffrey Hilsabeck is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English at West Virginia University and the Community Outreach Fellow at the WVU Humanities Center. He is the author of Riddles, Etc. (The Song CCave, 2017). His poems and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere.

Take a trip with Geoff Hilsabeck through "Educated: A Memoir," by Tara Westover, WVU's 2019-2020 Campus Read book. Join Geoff as he talks about the themes of "Educated," and discusses key points with colleagues and experts. Geoffrey Hilsabeck is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English at West Virginia University and the Community Outreach Fellow at the WVU Humanities Center. He is the author of Riddles, Etc. (The Song CCave, 2017). His poems and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere.
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Take a trip with Geoff Hilsabeck through "Educated: A Memoir," by Tara Westover, WVU's 2019-2020 Campus Read book. Join Geoff as he talks about the themes of "Educated," and discusses key points with colleagues and experts. Geoffrey Hilsabeck is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of English at West Virginia University and the Community Outreach Fellow at the WVU Humanities Center. He is the author of Riddles, Etc. (The Song CCave, 2017). His poems and essays have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, The Believer, Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere.

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Episodes

WVU Reads Episode 7: Memoir

10/14/2019
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This week Geoff talks to Cutter Wood, author of Love and Death in the Sunshine State: The Story of a Crime, about the unreliability of memory and the constraints of narrative. Cutter talks about the obligations that memoir imposes and the possibilities it affords. A recipient of an NEA fellowship, Cutter Wood attended Brown University and the Iowa Writers Workshop.

Duration:00:36:42

WVU Reads Episode 6: The Book as Object and Commodity

10/5/2019
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This week Geoff talks to Derek Krissoff, director of WVU Press, about how books are made and marketed, what kinds of labor goes into making a book, and why we value them. Check out the press at wvupressonline.com.

Duration:00:37:21

WVU Reads Episode 5- Westover’s Psychic and Emotional Struggles

9/27/2019
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This week, Geoff talks to Jessica Johnston-York, Ph.D., and Brian Quigley, M.D. from the Carruth Center, which offers psychiatric and psychological services for the WVU community, about some of Tara Westover’s psychic and emotional struggles as both an undergraduate and graduate student. This episode will be of particular interest to undergraduate and graduate students, students studying psychology, anyone feeling caught between different worlds, and lovers of psychological insight. If...

Duration:00:43:05

WVU Reads Episode 4 - Images and Texts

9/20/2019
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This week Geoff talks to Bob Bridges, curator of the WVU Art Museum, about the Campus Read art show currently on exhibit in Stewart Hall, entitled “Constructing a Life: A Visual Response to Educated.” Find out more about the exhibit by visiting https://campusread.wvu.edu/attend-our-events Thanks to our producers, Nick Kratsas and SeVohn Hunter, and to Sean Graham for the music you heard at the beginning and end of the episode.

Duration:00:30:30

WVU Reads Episode 3- The Power of Interpretation

9/13/2019
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This week, Geoff talks with Johanna Winant, assistant professor of English at WVU, about the power of interpretation and the role reading played in Tara Westover's intellectual and personal development. Along the way, Professor Winant explains the ways in which close reading and analysis--the skills learned in English class--are eminently transferable to disciplines as diverse as forensics and medicine. Learn more about the WVU English Department at https://english.wvu.edu/ Thanks as...

Duration:00:26:28

WVU Reads Episode 2- A Mountain Education

9/6/2019
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This week, Geoff talks with Marion Holmes, director of AdventureWV, about adventures big and small. They look at two passages from "Educated" about the author’s experiences growing up in the mountains of Idaho and use them to think through the powerful and surprising ways we can be educated by the outdoors. Interested in taking a trip with AdventureWV? In leading one? Check out their website: adventurewv.wvu.edu. Thanks to our producers, Nick Kratsas and SeVohn Hunter, and to Sean Graham...

Duration:00:30:18

WVU Reads Episode 1- An Introduction to the Series

9/3/2019
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In episode 1 of WVU Reads, Geoff Hilsabeck introduces you to "Educated: A Memoir," by Tara Westover, the 2019-2020 WVU's Campus Read book. Learn more about what to expect in this podcast series, as well as why this important book was chosen as the Campus Read. Learn more about WVU's Campus Read at https://campusread.wvu.edu.

Duration:00:07:05