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Jill Richards, Katherine Hill, Mervey Emre and Sara Chihaya bond over blog-editing sessions and intellectual conversations on topics like the relationship between a character and a work or the progression of betrayed partners in convoluted relationships in literature. The four women manifest their inner ...
Nine students across the state won awards in this year's Mississippi "Letters about Literature" contest. More than 45,000 students entered the contest country-wide. It was sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. The students had to write personal letters to authors showing how the ...

Many would balk at the idea of Las Vegas as a potential creative capital for literature in the U.S., but the city's literary ambitions aren't new—and they certainly predate the Believer's history in the state. That began only last year, when the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute (BMI)—the ...
As anyone I dated between 2006 and 2008 can attest to, as a late teen living in Chicago, I was prone to episodes of petty vandalism. I say this with neither pride nor shame — it was simply a brief but explosive period in my life, wherein I would do things like smash lipstick into the mailbox keyholes of my ...
What novel by Jane Austen is also a girl's name starting with the letter E? What famous playwright was born in Stratford-upon-Avon? At the POSB-NLB Kids' Lit Quiz 2018, students were asked questions from a wide range of literature genres, even comics. In the national finals yesterday, the team of four ...
On Thursday evening, thousands of protesters gathered on Stockholm's picturesque Stortorget Square outside the headquarters of the Swedish Academy, which has awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901, to demand all of its remaining members resign. Parallel demonstrations were planned in ...

Because of this, it isn't uncommon to identify strongly with a character from literature, or have a book profoundly affect your life during a formative period. For a child specially, having new people and places revealed through a book is an exhilarating experience. It's like meeting a best friend, so much so that ...
Irish literature of 200 years ago is often described in terms of a failed or improperly achieved realism. My suggestion is that we read the modes adopted by these writers as forms that cleave to the world that they represent. Novelists such as Maria Edgeworth, Lady Morgan and William Carleton depict a ...
If they had given him the Pulitzer for literature rather than for music it would have elevated his artform and sent a message that would have resonated around the world: that rap is a legitimate form of poetry and should be put on a par with, and treated with the same deference as, Shakespeare and ...
AW: It is a fantastic and intelligent narration of changing values, and changing themes in art, culture and literature, during the past few decades. It deals with symbols and images that people desire to identify with, while ignoring realities they are experiencing. The novel deals with how images dominate ...
In 2018, the writer and poet Jacqueline Woodson was appointed National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. The author Tracy K. Smith is in the second of her two years as the poet laureate of the United States. In the midst of National Poetry Month, the two joined up to talk about reading, poetry, ...
CHARLOTTE, NC (GenomeWeb) – A Stanford University-led team has developed a computational strategy for systematically scouring the primary literature to speed up and simplify monogenic disease diagnoses in individuals who have had their exomes sequenced. The method — called "Automatic ...
QUEENSLANDER Alexis Wright has taken out this year's Stella Prize for women's literature, winning $50,000 for her book Tracker. Phil Brown, Arts Editor. The Courier-MailApril 12, 20188:00pm. Alexis Wright has won the Stella Prize for her biography,Tracker.Source:Supplied. QUEENSLANDER Alexis Wright has taken out ...
STOCKHOLM: The Nobel Foundation Board has sharply criticized the Swedish Academy, which chooses the Nobel Literature Prize winner each year, saying the group has damaged its own reputation and is threatening to tarnish the reputation of the Nobel Prize itself. The comments came hours after the ...
Sara Danius, a literary scholar and the first woman to lead the body, had been the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy since 2015, which was created in 1786 and has awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901. She was ousted on Thursday from her role as permanent secretary — the de ...
Ben Brindise and Justin Karcher — Wordflight Series at Red Door presents poets Brindise and Karcher, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at Parkside Lutheran Church's Stowell Lounge, 2 Wallace Ave., Buffalo; $. Bao Phi — Award-winning Vietnamese-American poet Bao Phi, who will read from his works, ...
Nine hundred students from 26 high schools in Wisconsin gathered on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus April 9 to complete an intensive study of Silent Spring, a 1962 classic of popular science literature that helped launch modern environmentalism later in the decade. In Silent Spring, author ...

STOCKHOLM — A sexual abuse and harassment scandal roiling the committee that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature deepened on Wednesday, as the king of Sweden and the foundation that finances the prize warned that the scandal risked tarnishing one of the world's most important cultural ...
Lewalski was awarded a Fulbright grant and two Guggenheim Fellowships for English literature, the first in 1967 and the second in 1980. In April 2016, she received a lifetime achievement award from the Renaissance Society of America. During that ceremony, Harvard English professor James Simpson ...
On Feb. 19, author Regina N. Bradley read from “Boondock Kollage: Stories from the Hip Hop South”, her collection of 12 short stories addressing issues of race, place and identity in the post-Civil Rights American South. Bradley is a scholar of popular culture, race, the American South, and African ...
Although this was a part of “The Legend of Prophecy” novel by late prominent Egyptian author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik, his readers and fans now direct these words to him following his death on Monday at the age of 55. 2 “Utopia” book cover by the late Egyptian Ahmed Khaled, -Photo courtesy of Goodreads.
The 2nd International conference on Linguistic and Literature was organized by the English Department of Islamia University of Bahawalpur. Focal Person and Dean of Arts Faculty IUB Mamuna Ghani welcomed everyone and shared the views. She proudly announced that this year 8 Phds have been ...
FAISALABAD: The Sixth Lyallpur Art and Literature Festival opened at University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) on Monday and the event was a source of attraction for literature lovers. The festival will continue till April 6 and featured different events, including naat and essay competition, bilingual ...
National Literature Month is observed every April by virtue of Proclamation No. 968 signed on Feb. 10, 2015 by then President Benigno Aquino III. The proclamation also stresses the commemoration during the same month of Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar Day and the birth and death anniversaries of ...
But nowhere he's explored is quite as peculiar as the land of dictator literature. Tyrants, it turns out, like to write. And they like to force people to read their books, whether they're the turgid political prose of Stalin and Lenin, the bizarre romance novels of Saddam Hussein, or the soporific spiritual ruminations ...
One of only two UNESCO Cities of Literature in the Western Hemisphere, Iowa City has been chosen to host the 2018 annual meeting of UNESCO Cities of Literature on April 3-6. “Delegates from all Cities of Literatures get together each year to talk about different projects,” said John Kenyon, the executive ...
The course will follow themes in within literature over time and examine how styles became refined as culture and society changed. The course will examine the impact of slavery on writing and how it changed through abolition, segregation and Jim Crow laws, migration from Southern states, and civil rights ...
Literature, ever receptive to changing realities due to its responsive nature, would not be the same. African literature had always been a responsive one; but it would have to respond to some other questions in the globalising world. But has it? Afropolitanism began its intrusion into the African literary space ...
This writer was recently invited as guest faculty in the Department of History, Dibrugarh University, Assam, to speak on the interconnections between literature and history, on the one hand, and on religion and political culture, on the other. Ideological struggles and politics of identities influence the writing of ...
For the most part, the English-reading World War II buff depended on books from writers on the Allied side, mostly British and American. A few German accounts were available in translation — generals' memoirs, Albert Speer's self-serving mea culpa, Joseph Goebbels' diaries and the turgid Mein Kampf, ...
Jule Treneer has been visiting Orcas since he was young. He noticed, however, that something was missing from an island that is filled with creativity and art: a literature festival. So he and fellow book enthusiast Scott Hutchins created one. “It really struck me as odd that [Orcas] didn't have a literary festival ...
But you also have a pretty strong interest in literature. Had you always wanted to combine this love of literature and fashion in some way? Or was it more, as you said, coincidental? BB_A(1) Yeah, it was a series of events that also came about very organically. I always just needed an excuse to read more, ...
From April 3 to 8, the festival will merge music, literature, and technology to represent a multitude of voices. Thirteen years ago, Mission Creek cofounders Andre Perry and Tanner Illingworth produced Iowa City's first Mission Creek Festival, which was derived from the Mission Creek Festival in San ...
John Milton's 1667 epic poem Paradise Lost features one of the first lonely characters in all of British literature: Satan. On his journey to the garden of Eden to tempt Eve, Satan treads “lonely steps” out of hell. But Milton isn't writing about Satan's feelings; instead, he's emphasising that he's crossing into the ...
Last year, Ladbrokes placed his odds at winning the Nobel Prize for Literature at 50 to 1 — better than Cormac McCarthy, Salman Rushdie and Elena Ferrante. Murnane's books are strange and wonderful and nearly impossible to describe in a sentence or two. After his third novel, “The Plains,” a fable-like ...
In the end, Stone agreed to help, creating one of the nation's first medical school courses to combine literature and medicine. In the years that followed, he would go on to teach it at Emory and Emory's summer studies program at Oxford University, and see similar courses flourish across the country.
It's not every literary festival where you have to check out the foreign office security warnings before you attend. But then the literary festival that has just taken place in Lahore-where there were guards with machine guns at every entrance-was no ordinary one. I'd been to Lahore before and thought I knew ...
Taipei, March 24 (CNA) The Ministry of Culture has been promoting the works of Taiwanese authors by featuring them on its "Books from Taiwan" platform and licensing the translation and publishing rights so that they can reach a more international audience. According to the ministry's deputy chief, Ting ...
WASHINGTON, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The Columbia University Press launched a book series titled "How to Read Chinese Literature" here on Friday, with an eye to transforming the learning and teaching of Chinese literature, language, and culture in the English-speaking world. The series is a collection of ...
A summer tradition that the Philippine literary scene has been celebrating with much fanfare is April as Buwan ng Panitikan (BnP) or National Literature Month, as mandated by President Benigno Aquino III in Proclamation No. 968 on Feb. 10, 2015. The need to devote a month to Philippine literature, both ...
“Shakespeare isn't just theatre, of course, it is literature, poetry, and there couldn't be a more appropriate venue to bring it to life for an audience. The great thing about Cherie is that she explains the text to the group as they go through the reading, which makes it accessible and rewarding for everyone.
The award has a strong track record for finding greats before they are famous—David Foster Wallace, Lydia Davis, Michael Cunningham, Sarah Ruhl, and Denis Johnson were all early recipients—and has earned a reputation for having an uncanny ability to predict the future of literature. The award honors ...
Last week, we asked you to show us your favorite bookstore, hardcover, library, personal collection or anything literary. Here are some of our favorite shots! Next week, we're looking for rivers around Russia. Still frozen, freshly melted or somewhere in between, show us your best shots of water around you.
At 'Forum on Afterlives,' students presented on legacies of ideas, literature, tragedies. By Maryanne Koussa 49 minutes ago. DSC_7787 Credit: Katharine Cocherl. The Wolf Humanities Center held a research conferenced called "Pushing Daisies" on Mar. 16, to showcase the work of undergraduate fellows about afterlives.
I have become quite partial to Japanese literature as a literary category. Most examples share overarching similarities in aesthetic flavour, such as the notion of impermanence of being, which derive from both cultural and religious developments throughout Japanese history. These sensitivities, observable ...
March is Women's History Month, and in honor of Women's History Month, we get to honor the women out there who have done some extraordinary things, and this includes women in literature. Many writers throughout time have displayed their talents in a way that have changed the world of literature ...
Abstract: Clear cell carcinoma arising from the thymus is considered exceedingly rare. It shows aggressive clinical behavior and demonstrates frequent local recurrences as well as widespread metastasis. The detailed clinical data of one patient with thymic clear cell carcinoma were compiled, and a review ...
She inherited from her paternal lineage a deep reverence and respect for nature, while from her mother she learned a passion for literature. Johnson and her school friends spent several idyllic summers camping in Muskoka, and Johnson wrote several poems about the area, including one of her most ...
AUSTIN, TX, March 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The American Botanical Council (ABC) has chosen two books to receive its 2017 ABC James A. Duke Excellence in Botanical Literature Awards. The first, Chinese Medicinal Plants, Herbal Drugs and Substitutes: An Identification Guide, is the recipient ...
JCB group, a multinational company specializing in manufacturing construction equipment, has appeared as an unlikely beacon of hope for literary fiction in India—or that's what the recently announced JCB Prize for Literature has led us to believe. Pledging Rs25 lakh to the winner, the prize is not only the ...



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