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Fairy Tales and Family Resemblance

For the last couple of years, I have taught a course called Fables and Tales, a class that most students take to meet a general education requirement in the humanities at San Francisco State University. 1,225 more words


Walking the Victorian Treadmill

When Oscar Wilde was imprisoned for crimes that should never have been crimes, he was sentenced to two years of hard labor. One of the jobs that he had was to walk on one of the machines… 178 more words

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The Unbearable Dullness of Literary Criticism

THE MIGHTY MOTHER, and her son who brings

The Smithfield Muses to the ear of Kings,

I sing. Say you, her instruments the great!

Call’d to this work by Dulness, Jove, and Fate;

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Defining Young Adult Fiction

Both children’s and adult literature exist as fully defined genres, but there has been some controversy with acknowledging the existence of young adult fiction as the literature of that transitory period from childhood to adulthood. 900 more words

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Wednesday Workshop: Reading

Wednesday Workshop
11 April 2018
Reading for Writers

Miguel de Cervantes once wrote that he was so fond of reading he would pick up even the scraps of paper he found in the street to read them if anything was written on them. 867 more words

Wednesday Workshop: Attending a Reading

Wednesday Workhop
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Attending a Reading

            Number one piece of advice: don’t arrive late. I thought last night’s reading at the Oromocto Public Library began at 7:00 pm. 1,194 more words