PEL Presents (sub)Text: Against Specialization in Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"

PEL Presents (sub)Text: Against Specialization in Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"

By Mark Linsenmayer, Wes Alwan, Seth Paskin, Dylan Casey

The Partially Examined Life Philosophy Podcast

Saturday, 5 December

Hedda Gabler is not a fan of specialization: not in the professor she has married, and his esoteric scholarly interests; not in domesticity, and the specialized affections required by marriage and motherhood; not in any lover’s infatuated specialization in her; and perhaps not in the form of specialization arguably required by life itself, with its finite and confining possibilities. Is there any way, short of suicide, to transcend such limits? Wes & Erin discuss Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler.

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Thanks to Nick Ketter for the audio editing on this episode.

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