If you really want to understand literature, don’t start with the words on a page – start with how it affects your brain.
By: Kelsey Klopfenstein | Published: March 22, 2021 | 3:26 pm | SHARE: English writer Adeline Virginia Woolf is considered to be one of the most important modernist 20th-century authors and a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. She published more than 45 works, including various novels, essays and short stories.
Octavia Butler has captured the contemporary imagination. Although she left us in 2006, her works seem more relevant than ever. Jonathan Alexander, University of California, Irvine Chancellor’s Professor of English & Informatics, has taught her work for two decades. “In…
Dig into the knowledge and interests of CSU faculty experts with their personal book recommendations.
The University of Adelaide will proudly honour the life and work of distinguished author J.M. Coetzee in a ceremony to celebrate his 80th birthday.
The “invisible” words that shaped Dickens classics also lead audiences through Spielberg dramas. And according to new research, these small words can be found in a similar pattern across most storylines, no matter the length or format.
A first step for families who want to be an ally in the fight to end racism is to diversify their at-home libraries with books that feature people of color and their stories. A UNLV librarian and pre-Kindergarten teacher share tips and resources on how to do so.
The book tells the story of a man jailed for impersonating a priest in 1693 Spain, when he was likely trying to escape racial persecution. It gives readers a fascinating look at a centuries-old legal case against a man on pilgrimage and shows how Iberians of black-African ancestry faced discrimination and mistreatment.
Michael Drout of Wheaton College in Norton, Mass., is recognized as one of the world’s leading scholars of the academic and literary works of the author J.R.R. Tolkien. Having worked with the Tolkien estate as part of his research, Drout is…
Nicole Seymour, CSUF associate professor of English, comparative literature and linguistics, curates materials to teach courses focused on climate change and emotions, and climate fiction; helping students analyze benefits and drawbacks of the growing literature genre, “cli-fi.”
Associate Professor Gwen Bergner researches and teaches literature at the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University with a focus on the intersections of race and gender. Toni Morrison is frequently on her syllabus, and Bergner personally studied…