A friend was good enough to send me a link to a lengthy paper on literary reading on paper versus on a screen. The Digitization of Literary Reading, by A Mangen, points out quite correctly that the transition between paper books as we know them and digital reading methods is no different than the changes… Read More Reading in Print or on a Screen
From the Encyclopedia Brittanica: “Deriving from the Latin littera, “a letter of the alphabet,” literature is first and foremost humankind’s entire body of writing; after that it is the body of writing belonging to a given language or people; then it is individual pieces of writing.” It is only within that broad generalization that we see… Read More It’s all Literature
Without metaphor, our language and literature would be pale shadows of themselves. For class, we had to “remediate” a metaphor, which was to manipulate an assigned text into a different media, and then present it in public. We were assigned William Blake’s poem “The Garden of Love” and chose to create an image to represent… Read More The Garden Of Love
My post for Mad Genius Club is up! What would you expect from a College-level Literature course? And how are you working to subvert the growing aversion to reading? Find out there, as I muse on the seeming demise of words and “works of length.”
From today, through Friday, “The Dwarf’s Dryad” will be available free on Amazon! If you like fantasy, stories with a little romance, and a lot of intrigue, check this tale out. After all, it’s free, what do you have to lose? Don’t forget, after you read it, if you liked it, tip the author with… Read More Free Fantasy Story
This is a bit of my homework for a class I am taking, Comp. & Lit. A story was read aloud to us in class, and these are my reactions, both as I heard it, and after a day of musing on it, with the three questions I will be turning in as homework. I… Read More Reactions to a Story
First, the sequel to Take the Star Road, last week’s review, is out! I haven’t started to read it yet, but I’m sure I will enjoy it just as much as the last book. Peter Grant also reviewed Vulcan’s Kittens, an unexpected pleasure for me, as I hadn’t anticipated he would want to read it,… Read More Friday Review: Go West!
My interview with the talented and independent Pam Uphoff is up on my Amazing Stories column. Go read & comment so ASM knows you were there! Also, support Pam, her works are all worth the read.