Season 1

Explore why we love to read with video essayist Lindsay Ellis!

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The Beauty and Anguish of Les Misérables!

It's Lit!

The Beauty and Anguish of Les Misérables!

We explore how Les Miserable became both a national and revolutionary anthem.

The Beauty and Anguish of Les Misérables!

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! How Greek Mythology Inspires Us

It's Lit!

How Greek Mythology Inspires Us

Ancient Greek Mythology has worked its way into modern pop culture so deeply.

How Greek Mythology Inspires Us

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Death, Personified

It's Lit!

Death, Personified

Death as a character reveals how we process one of life’s greatest mysteries.

Death, Personified

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Food & Fiction: Memorable Meals in Literature

It's Lit!

Food & Fiction: Memorable Meals in Literature

Using words to evoke the experience of eating is an excellent way to bring a text to life.

Food & Fiction: Memorable Meals in Literature

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Unreliable Narrators

It's Lit!

Unreliable Narrators

Can an unreliable narrator help readers see the world through multiple lenses?

Unreliable Narrators

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Fear of Ghost...Writing!

It's Lit!

Fear of Ghost...Writing!

What is ghostwriting and why does it exist?

Fear of Ghost...Writing!

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Can You Judge a Book By Its Cover?

It's Lit!

Can You Judge a Book By Its Cover?

Get to know the story behind some of literature’s most iconic book covers.

Can You Judge a Book By Its Cover?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Why did they make me read this in High School?

It's Lit!

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?

Why did they make me read this in High School?

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! How Fantasy Reflects Our World

It's Lit!

How Fantasy Reflects Our World

Fantasy novels are more than just hundreds of pages worth of swords and magic!

How Fantasy Reflects Our World

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! An Ode to the Romance Novel

It's Lit!

An Ode to the Romance Novel

Love it or hate it, the romance novel is the highest grossing literary genre.

An Ode to the Romance Novel

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! Why Sci Fi is a Mirror on Society

It's Lit!

Why Sci Fi is a Mirror on Society

The origin story of science fiction is shaped throughout several centuries.

Why Sci Fi is a Mirror on Society

Video thumbnail: It's Lit! The Evolution of YA

It's Lit!

The Evolution of YA

Lindsay Ellis explores how Young Adult Fiction carved a place in publishing .

The Evolution of YA

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