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The Most Offensive Movie Characters Ever

The Most Offensive Movie Characters Ever | Literary News | Scoop.it
From Jar Jar Binks to Carrie Bradshaw here is my pick of the silver screen's most offensive creations - what are yours?
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Should Literature Be Useful? - New Yorker (blog)

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Should Literature Be Useful?
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The e-book made real

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J. J. Abrams, the creator of Lost
(that “theological”, “mythological”, “numerological”, “dualistic”,
“apocalyptic”, popular TV series) has “conceived” of a book. Doug Dorst has
actually written it and Canongate have duly published.
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Review: Cymbeline, The Prague Shakespeare Company - Prague Post (blog)

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Review: Cymbeline, The Prague Shakespeare Company
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thumbnail To watch Guy Roberts in the Prague Shakespeare Company production of William Shakespeare's Cymbeline is to attend a master class in Italian histrionics.
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Elmore: Masons, you are at home

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When the corner stone was first laid out for the new Masonic Temple in Crawfordsville, Indiana, local poet James B. Elmore was inspired to write a poem for the building in progress.
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nephalism, n.

The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600,000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1,000 years of English.
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Alice Munro is the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature - Entertainment Weekly

Alice Munro is the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature - Entertainment Weekly | Literary News | Scoop.it
Alice Munro is the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
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French literary anniversaries, part 3: Camus

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By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN
 
In this week’s TLS, Robert Zaretsky reviews Albert Camus’s Algerian Chronicles, a collection of the Nobel Prize-winning
author’s journalism, both early and late, in a “brilliant translation” by
Arthur Goldhammer.
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Lectured by Leavis

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By MICHAEL CAINES
F. R. Leavis had a not-very-soft spot for the TLS, at least in later years.
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Ceci n’est pas un supplement

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by Thea Lenarduzzi
Ceci n’est pas un blog, either. It is a declaration. We, the Times Literary Supplement, are not a supplement. We are a separate and autonomous publication, with its own front cover and its own back page.
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question for literature students - The Literature Network

question for literature students - The Literature Network | Literary News | Scoop.it
So far as an undergrad I have been taking courses in everything from Medieval Literature to Renaissance to Victorian to Romantic. Also seminars in Shakespeare and in Classics. But now that I've decided my focus for ...
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“Better than the truth”: The Orphan Master’s Son

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It is a true story of love and sorrow, of faith and endurance . . . Sadly, there is tragedy. Yet there is redemption, too! And taekwondo!
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Semantic Media @ The British Library

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British Library Conference Centre 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB 23 September 2013 The Semantic Media project aims at establishing an open network uniting research efforts related to the development of novel tools and standards for organizing and...
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Recently added to the BUFVC Moving Image Gateway

The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,400 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. These have been subdivided into   over 40 subject areas.
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Lincoln Cathedral donates medieval script for historical scholarship - The Lincolnite

Lincoln Cathedral donates medieval script for historical scholarship - The Lincolnite | Literary News | Scoop.it
Lincoln Cathedral donates medieval script for historical scholarship The Lincolnite A fifteenth-century manuscript, containing a unique medieval account of King Arthur's death, was gifted to the University of Lincoln by Lincoln Cathedral as part of...
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New on the Moving Image Gateway

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Another Part of the Sea (BBC, 1960)

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Earlier this month in Oxford I contributed to the richly interesting conference Louis MacNeice: radio writer and producer.
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Edward Rowland Sill: like a fly on a pin

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When Edward Rowland Sill heard that the well-known and highly-respected editor Edmund Clarence Stedman intended to include him in a book of poetry, he was hesitant.
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Algorithm Tracks Literary Emotion in Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm - Singularity Hub

Algorithm Tracks Literary Emotion in Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm - Singularity Hub | Literary News | Scoop.it
Algorithm Tracks Literary Emotion in Shakespeare, the Brothers Grimm
Singularity Hub
Or take Shakespeare's tragedy, Hamlet, compared to his comedy, As You Like It.
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Cristiana Cole A Renaissance Woman

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Cristiana Cole uses her own personal perspective as stage performer and expert in performance art. She puts her best foot forward with every photo shoot, painting and musical performance.
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Cineworld and Competition

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Last December multiplex giant Cineworld acquired the Picturehouse arthouse chain. Now it has been ruled anti-competitive in certain places and they are being forced to sell some of the cinemas. What do you think of this development?
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20 wonderful words for wafflers

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Rather aptly, there are many wonderful words to describe someone who tends to think that silence is anything but golden. If you know a talkative soul, but tire of using the same old adjectives to describe them, then today is your lucky day.
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Margaret Atwood's latest novel a love letter to literature - The Globe and Mail

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Margaret Atwood's latest novel a love letter to literature
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About a third of the way through Margaret Atwood's new novel, MaddAddam, I began to get a little antsy.
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What Seamus Heaney Taught Me

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Christopher Benfey
Seamus Heaney used to say that the poetry-writing hours of a poet’s day were the easy part; it was what to do with the rest of the day that was a challenge.
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Bagel, bisque, and grill: the delectable language of tennis

Bagel, bisque, and grill: the delectable language of tennis | Literary News | Scoop.it
While many people in the Northern Hemisphere are mourning the end of summer, to a certain set of folks in America and around the globe, this is the most wonderful time of the year – time for the U.S. Open!
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Mae West’s linguistic legacy

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Maritime safety and early-Hollywood sex symbols may not seem to have much in common, but the etymology of the Mae West life jacket manages to connect these two very different worlds.
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