Category: Literary Studies

What Makes a Story

The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read by Michael Bérubé is out today! This excerpt appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education…. READ MORE

The Difference a Mutant Makes

—Ramzi Fawaz [This piece originally appeared on Avidly.] Like any good origin story, I’ve told this one a thousand times: The first comic book I ever read was X-Men #80, the 35th Anniversary issue… READ MORE

The satiric lesson of ‘Dear White People’

—Pamela Newkirk [This article originally appeared at the Chronicle of Higher Education.] Rarely is a white audience afforded a lucid and freewheeling response to the deluge of indignities blacks still endure. Instead,… READ MORE

Books That Cook: Yellow Potatoes

During the month of September, we’vee celebrated the publication of our first literary cookbook, Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal by rounding up some of our bravest “chefs” at the… READ MORE

Books That Cook: Lettuce in Ribbons with Cream

During the month of September, we’re celebrating the publication of our first literary cookbook, Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal by rounding up some of our bravest “chefs” at the… READ MORE