Friday Oct 18th, 2013

Solomon Northup’s 12 Years a Slave, slave narratives, and the American public

By Mitch Kachun
Like many scholars who study nineteenth century African American history and literature, I am excited by the attention surrounding the newly released film, 12 Years a Slave, based on the experiences of Solomon Northup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery. american_historyliteraturetv-film

Wednesday Jul 23rd, 2014

Roll over, Rimbaud: P. F. Kluge, Walt Whitman, and Eddie and the Cruisers

Kirk Curnutt on Eddie and the Cruisers, thirty years later.
Monday Jul 21st, 2014

10 questions for Jenny Davidson

Oxford World’s Classics and the Bryant Park Summer Reading Series – See more at: http://blog.oup.com/index.php?s=bryant+park+summer+reading#sthash.Kq5996XY.dpuf
Thursday Jul 17th, 2014

So you think you know Jane Austen?

A literary quiz
Monday Jul 14th, 2014

Summer reading recommendations

A list for every literary imagination
Monday
Jul 7th, 2014

Five questions for Rebecca Mead

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Friday
Jul 4th, 2014

Rhetorical fireworks for the Fourth of July

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Tuesday
Jul 1st, 2014

A Canada Day reading list

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Monday
Jun 23rd, 2014

On Great Expectations

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Tuesday
Jun 10th, 2014

Life in occupied Paris during World War II

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Saturday
May 31st, 2014

How well do you know short stories?

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Monday
May 26th, 2014

Virgil in Russia

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Thursday
May 15th, 2014

A tale of two fables: Aesop vs. La Fontaine

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Friday
May 9th, 2014

Why literary genres matter

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