Cardiff BookTalk is marking Black History Month this year with a special event on Tuesday 29th October exploring Beloved by Toni Morrison. Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize and Morrison’s most famous work, this novel is dedicated to the ‘Sixty Million and more’ Africans and … Continue reading Toni Morrison’s ‘Beloved’
Catch up with Toni Morrison before Cardiff BookTalk meets this Tuesday. In this 1993 interview with the Paris Review she discusses writing, race, her work as an editor and what Faulkner got right and Hemingway got wrong. ‘Recently I was talking to a writer who … Continue reading The long read – Toni Morrison interviewed by the Paris Review
Toni Morrison reads from and discusses Beloved in this television interview from 1987.
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In this 2016 TEDx talk, MBTI expert Jean Kummerow takes the audience through the different personality types with humor and personal experience. Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 and we are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Merve Emre to speak about her … Continue reading What’s Your Type? A TEDx Talk with Jean Kummerow
Our next event takes place on the 3rd June 2019 and we are thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Merve Emre to speak about her new book, What’s Your Type? Over the course of the evening, we will unpack questions around why personality tests are so popular and what their ongoing appeal says about humanity’s desire to define and label themselves. Dr. Emre will also be answering questions and signing books.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
In mid 2018, Jessica Gross visited Merve Emre in New Haven and interviewed her for Longreads.com. They discussed the MBTI and their own personal history of friendship, leading to the question, if the MBTI is predicated on the understanding that a person’s personality type never changes, how does one account for personal evolution?
In September 2018, Deborah Chase interviewed Merve Emre for the Boston Review, and they discussed, “what the test really measures and what it misses, how it has come to function as a form of divination and therapy in an age of secular alienation, and why its claims of innateness are at odds with richer understandings of personality and character”.