Episode Summary

Have you ever wondered how civility, dracula, and passports all relate to each other? On this episode of Intersections of Public Service we talk with Dipsikha Thakur, a fourth year Literature PHD student at the University of Virginia. She discusses her partnership with the Weldon Cooper Center as a PHD+ student, as well as her research on how Gothic Literature reflects people’s perspectives on borders.

The books discussed in this podcast as follows:
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie
The Vegetarian by Han Kang

Books about Borders Recommendations:
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria E. Anzaldúa
The Invention of Passports by John Torpey
This Land is our land an immigrants manifesto by Suketu Mehta

Words Without Borders Website

Cooper Center Website

Host: Claire Downey
Guest: Dipsikha Thakur
Project Manager: Miles Greatwood

Music Credits:

Air Hockey Saloon by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under an Attribution License.


Cover for Borders in Literature


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