Literature and Impersonation
In which Adam Smyth and James Kidd are joined by man of letters – and voices—Dr Joe Brooker, to discuss authors sounding like other authors. James Joyce. Mike Yarwood. Martin Amis. Keats. Shakespeare. And featuring what is almost certainly a radio first: Roy Hodgson (or ‘Roy Hodgson’) reading movingly from John Milton’s Paradise Lost. (Originally broadcast on Resonance FM.)
Joe Brooker teaches English literature at Birkbeck College, University of London, where he works on modern and contemporary literature and culture. He has written on the work of James Joyce and Flann O’Brien, and his latest book is Literature of the 1980s: After the Watershed (Edinburgh University Press, 2010).