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

Friday Apr 18th, 2014

Top five hip hop references in poetry

David Caplan on “The Inheritors of Hip Hop”
Wednesday Apr 16th, 2014

Money matters

Valerie Minogue on Émile Zola’s novel Money.
Monday Apr 14th, 2014

Shakespeare’s 450th birthday quiz

Test your knowledge on some famous, and not so famous, Shakespeare quotes
Friday Apr 11th, 2014

“The Mouth that roared”: Peter Benchley’s Jaws at 40

Peter Benchley reflects on reading Jaws as a child, and its legacy, 40 years on
Friday
Apr 11th, 2014

Writing as technology

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Tuesday
Apr 8th, 2014

Roberto Bolaño and the New York School of poetry

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Tuesday
Apr 8th, 2014

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare!

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Thursday
Apr 3rd, 2014

When science stopped being literature

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Tuesday
Apr 1st, 2014

Sherlock Holmes’ beginnings

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Monday
Mar 31st, 2014

Sex and the ancient teenager

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Monday
Mar 31st, 2014

“A peaceful sun gilded her evening”

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Friday
Mar 28th, 2014

Entitling early modern women writers

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Monday
Mar 24th, 2014

Plausible fictions and irrational coherence

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Wednesday
Mar 19th, 2014

Ovid the naturalist

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Thursday
Mar 13th, 2014

Selected fables about wolves and fishermen

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