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Classic Remarks 2: Does Jane Austen belong in the literary canon?

Some argue Jane Austen writes “fluff” and others argue she belongs in the canon because she writes witty social commentary.  Do you think Austen belongs in the canon? 848 more words

Authors And Artists

Tackling the Classics

By Rachel Wicks

From what I understand, the vast majority, if not all, of the CLTL programs concern themselves mainly with using books as a mean of facilitating change. 548 more words



In 2016, James Reich, chairman of the Creative Writing and Literature Department, launched his independent publishing house, Stalking Horse Press, which specializes in the “spiky, angular, errant” and seeks work that “engages with the world.” As a writer with “avant garde tendencies,” Reich has sympathy for writers whose work has difficulty finding a place in mainstream literary publishing. 77 more words

Jackalope Magazine

Review: The Road

by Cormac McCarthy

Star Rating: :) :) :)

This popular, post-apocalyptic novel did not quite live up to expectations, at least not at first.

The first thing you notice upon starting The Road is the writing style.   537 more words


What is Canon?

Most people’s first interaction with idea of canon comes from the recent media interpretation that refers to the official direction original content creators have taken in their collective works. 805 more words


Does Austen belong in the canon? | Classic Remarks

Hello, all! Today I’m participating in one of the awesome prompts created by Krysta and Briana at Pages Unbound as part of their Classic Remarks Meme. 702 more words

Rants & Reflections

CFP: Edward Thomas Centenary Conference

19th-21st April 2017, Cardiff University

Confirmed speakers include: Professor Edna Longley and Professor Lucy Newlyn

Call for Papers

Edward Thomas is a poet of retrospect. His poetry memorialises states of mind, people, and places. 330 more words