The Project Narrative podcast, launched in November 2021, is a monthly series in which a scholar selects a short narrative, reads it aloud, and then discusses it with a host. The discussion is organized around the questions, “what is this narrative doing, how is it doing it, and why do both of those things matter?”



Episode 1

In episode one, Katra Byram, Associate Professor of German Language and Literature at Ohio State University and Core Faculty Member of Project Narrative, sits down with Jim Phelan to read and discuss a text from a slam poetry performance called, “Hinter uns, mein Land,” or “Behind Us, My Country,” by Babak Ghassim and Usama Elyas.  Since it is a narrative poem for two voices, Katra and Jim read it together before addressing the what, how, and why questions mentioned above. 

Listen to episode 1

Episode one of the Project Narrative Podcast



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