James McWilliams

James McWilliams is an historian at Texas State University. He's currently at work on a book on the art and literature of the American South. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Saving the Self in the Age of the Selfie

We must learn to humanize digital life as actively as we’ve digitized human life—here’s how

By James McWilliams | Monday February 29, 2016

The Examined Lie

A meditation on memory

By James McWilliams | Monday June 8, 2015

Loving Animals to Death

How can we raise them humanely and then butcher them?

By James McWilliams | Tuesday March 11, 2014
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Uncommon Podcasts

By James McWilliams | Thursday September 5, 2019
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The Paradox of Poetry

By James McWilliams | Wednesday July 17, 2019
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Pessimists and Progress

By James McWilliams | Monday June 10, 2019
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Words Under Siege

By James McWilliams | Monday May 6, 2019

Not Waving

By James McWilliams | Thursday February 28, 2019

Of Poets and a President

By James McWilliams | Tuesday January 29, 2019

A Symphony of Sounds

By James McWilliams | Wednesday December 26, 2018

Podcasts To Get You Thinking

By James McWilliams | Monday November 26, 2018


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