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    • The Modern Scholar

    • Rings, Swords, and Monsters: Exploring Fantasy Literature
    • By: Professor Michael D.C. Drout
    • Narrated by: Professor Michael D.C. Drout
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
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    In this course, the roots of fantasy and the works that have defined the genre are examined. Incisive analysis and a deft assessment of what makes these works so very special provides a deeper insight into beloved works and a better understanding of why fantasy is such a pervasive force in modern culture.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Informative, Stimulating, and Enjoyable Class

    • By Jefferson on 09-27-11

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar

    • Way with Words: Writing Rhetoric and the Art of Persuasion
    • By: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
    • Narrated by: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,236
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    Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout brings his expertise in literary studies to the subject of rhetoric. From history-altering political speeches to friendly debates at cocktail parties, rhetoric holds the power to change opinions, spark new thoughts, and ultimately change the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Unique Read...(J/K)

    • By Jade on 06-10-09

    Regular price: $49.95

    • Modern Scholar: How to Think

    • The Liberal Arts and Their Enduring Value
    • By: Professor Professor Michael D. C. Drout
    • Narrated by: Professor Professor Michael D. C. Drout
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In How to Think: The Liberal Arts and Their Enduring Value, Professor Michael D. C. Drout gives an impassioned defense and celebration of the value of the liberal arts. Charting the evolution of the liberal arts from their roots in the educational system of Ancient Rome through the Middle Ages and to the present day, Drout shows how the liberal arts have consistently been "the tools to rule", essential to the education of the leaders of society. Offering a reasoned defense of their continuing value, Drout also provides suggestions for improving the state of the liberal arts in contemporary society.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A defense of the Liberal Arts

    • By Steve and/or Jodene on 10-19-13

    Regular price: $49.94

    • The Modern Scholar

    • From Here to Infinity: An Exploration of Science Fiction Literature
    • By: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
    • Narrated by: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
    • Length: 7 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 290
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    The best science fiction asks essential questions: What does it mean to be human? Are we alone in the universe, and what does it mean if we're not? Esteemed professor Michael D. C. Drout traces the history of science fiction in this series of stimulating lectures. From Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to today's cutting- edge authors, Drout offers a compelling analysis of the genre, including a look at the golden age of science fiction, New Wave writers, and contemporary trends in the field.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really interesting, engaging lecture

    • By Jens on 12-15-08

    Regular price: $49.95

    • The Modern Scholar: Singers and Tales

    • Oral Tradition and the Roots of Literature
    • By: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
    • Narrated by: Professor Michael D. C. Drout
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Original Recording
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    In this course, Professor Michael D. C. Drout traces literature back to its ultimate sources in oral tradition. Drout shows us how works as varied as the Odyssey, Beowulf, the Finnish Kalevala, and epic songs from the former Yugoslavia were shaped by their origins as songs sung - and composed - before a live audience. Understanding the oral roots of these great works lets us see them in a whole new light.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and insightful

    • By Amazon Customer on 01-13-16

    Regular price: $49.95