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Explore why we love to read with video essayist Lindsay Ellis!
The Beauty and Anguish of Les Misérables!
We explore how Les Miserable became both a national and revolutionary anthem.
01/23/2020 | 8m 47s
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How Greek Mythology Inspires Us
Ancient Greek Mythology has worked its way into modern pop culture so deeply.
08/11/2019 | 10m 9s
Death as a character reveals how we process one of life’s greatest mysteries.
10/25/2019 | 8m 58s
Food & Fiction: Memorable Meals in Literature
Using words to evoke the experience of eating is an excellent way to bring a text to life.
08/11/2019 | 8m 58s
Can an unreliable narrator help readers see the world through multiple lenses?
11/26/2018 | 7m 36s
Fear of Ghost...Writing!
What is ghostwriting and why does it exist?
11/19/2018 | 8m 39s
Can You Judge a Book By Its Cover?
Get to know the story behind some of literature’s most iconic book covers.
10/29/2018 | 7m 43s
Why did they make me read this in High School?
Why are some books required reading in high school while others are lost to history?
08/30/2018 | 5m 47s
How Fantasy Reflects Our World
Fantasy novels are more than just hundreds of pages worth of swords and magic!
08/21/2018 | 6m
An Ode to the Romance Novel
Love it or hate it, the romance novel is the highest grossing literary genre.
07/30/2018 | 5m 53s
Why Sci Fi is a Mirror on Society
The origin story of science fiction is shaped throughout several centuries.
07/13/2018 | 6m 10s
The Evolution of YA
Lindsay Ellis explores how Young Adult Fiction carved a place in publishing .
06/26/2018 | 5m 43s
When the Book is Better than the Movie
Which is better, the book or the movie?
06/04/2018 | 5m 29s
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