Permeable Selfhood, or, The Persons within Persons We Are, with guest Barbara Newman, Northwestern University

Barbara Newman is the John Evans Professor of Latin and Professor of English, Classics, and History at Northwestern University. She’s the author of a dozen books, including a new one we discuss today. Titled The Permeable Self: Five Medieval Relationships, the book explores the phenomenon of coinherence – the deep, inextricable influences on our personhood by teachers, mothers, romantic partners, and even beings from the supernatural world.

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