Post-colonial writing has expanded the concept of tragedy beyond Western thought.
One citation at a time, a professor and her students are crafting a more complete picture of Dante’s women.
Instead of a prison sentence for possessing bomb-making material, Ben John will be expected to read classic novels and report back to the judge about what he learns.
There are different versions of ‘English’ in different states, with various titles and levels of difficulty. It’s important to choose the right one to reach your desired destination.
Confronted with centuries of exploitation by their country’s ruling class and foreign powers, Haitian writers warn against the impulse to seek solace in outside intervention or cynical humor.
Cinderella has been taken further and further away from its origins that we forget it was originally a radical story about female desire, servitude and violence.
While teachers are under increased pressure to tread carefully in the classroom on issues of race, books that deal with themes of racism can offer a way forward.
In popular films and TV shows, poetry is typically used to express human feelings. This popular wisdom chimes with findings in cognitive neuroscience about how language works.
How colonial Customs protocols shaped copyright and censorship.
These books reinforce preconceived notions about migration and ignore the fact that climate change has displaced people in affluent countries like the US.
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and the film Rear Window are great examples of how parents and teachers can use movies and books to start discussions with young people about consent.
Scholars have scoured the works of the great playwright for clues about his faith. A scholar of theology and Shakespeare’s works says it isn’t as simple as that.
Chinese-Canadian journalist Edith Eaton documented anti-Asian racism in Canada in the late 19th and early 20th century. Over 100 years later, not much has changed.
Three decades after poet Frank X. Walker coined the term ‘Affrilachia,’ the region’s poets and artists continue to create work that probes the world of a people long ignored.
Eagerly anticipated every year, the sakura season in Japan is a time to appreciate change.
Woolf thought of her books as music before she wrote them so it is unsurprising that her writing influenced the work of composers.
From talking about death to understanding grief, these picture books can help parents start a difficult conversation about death with young children.
From Emile Brontë’s West York Moors to the mining town where DW Lawrence set Sons and Lovers, there is much literary heritage to be discovered all over the UK.
Published in 1991, the tale of over-educated, under-employed young people who lament the broken world they’ve inherited speaks to the concerns of today’s youth.
The closure of physical buildings doesn’t have to mean that new readers should miss out on literary history