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“Graphic Novels Are Not Literature”

“Graphic novels are not literature; they are just art.”

To some, comparing graphic novels to traditional literature just doesn’t make sense. How can a book that is so heavy on images be studied like a traditional novel? 674 more words

Plymouth State University

Why on EARTH did Persephone Books choose William - An Englishman by Cicely Hamilton as their first ever book?!

William’s controlling mother dies suddenly, and his new freedom finds him swept into the world of pre-war socialism. Finding love as well as dogmatically-parroted views in fellow campaigner Griselda, they marry and embark on a lonely, isolated honeymoon in Belgium. 389 more words

Book Thoughts

Signal Boost #19: A Conversation about SFF Canon

On today’s Signal Boost, Jen remembers that we have a listener suggestion form, and so we FINALLY talk about the questions that one intrepid listener is dying to know! 186 more words

Science Fiction

Our Criteria Revisited



The author’s works: How do they hold up?


Influence on literature AND on American culture.

C.)   88 more words

All-Time American Writers Tournament

Is This the Face of Literature?


(Pictured: George R.R. Martin.)


(Pictured: Jonathan Franzen.)

ON THE WEEKEND of the much-ballyhooed Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, we see as possible match-up between the two poles of the lit-world now, two of the more UNcharismatic, uninteresting individuals who could be found. 151 more words

All-Time American Writers Tournament

The importance of intersectionality and inclusion in both the literary and cinematic canon

The future of literature, film and of the narrative is reliant on the necessity of inclusion. In the 21st century the global society we live in means we can vicariously experience the lives of others even if we are on completely different continents. 1,097 more words

Audre Lorde

The Long Read: Lawrence, the Mind of Europe, and the English Canon

Heward Wilkinson is a member of the F.R. Leavis Society. He has a special interest in the interface between religion, philosophy, the arts, and psychotherapy. This is the second of three thought provoking guest blogs he has kindly shared with us.   3,400 more words