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The Tale of Genji, Algorithms

Rana Mitter discusses The Tale of Genji, sometimes called the world's first novel. Plus Brian Christian on algorithms and Rasjid Skinner on Islamic approaches to psychology.

Rana Mitter rereads The Tale of Genji. Sometimes called the world's first novel it was written in the early years of the 11th century and has been credited to the noblewoman and lady-in-waiting Murasaki Shikibu. This year's Bradford Literature Festival is focusing on the modern translation from Dennis Washburn, Professor at Dartmouth College (USA).
Dennis Washburn joins Rana along with Jennifer Guest and Christopher Harding.

Also in this programme, Brian Christian, co-author of new book 'Algorithms to Live By' on how maths helps us make decisions, and clinical psychologist Rasjid Skinner on Islamic approaches to psychology.

Richard Bowring, Dennis Washburn, Juliet Winters Carpenter discuss The Tale of Genji at the Bradford Literature Festival on Saturday, 28th May 2016 | 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Hadj Abdur Rasjid Skinner presents Islamic Approaches to Psychology at the Bradford Literature Festival on Saturday, 28th May 2016 | 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Brian Christian is the author of Algorithms to Live By and of The Most Human Human.

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45 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Rana Mitter
Interviewed Guest Dennis Washburn
Interviewed Guest Jennifer Guest
Interviewed Guest Christopher Harding
Interviewed Guest Rasjid Skinner
Producer Luke Mulhall

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